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stand-alone

[stand-uh-lohn]Computers.
adjective
  1. self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software.
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noun
  1. a device or program with these characteristics.
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Origin of stand-alone

First recorded in 1965–70
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stand-alone

adjective
  1. computing (of a device or system) capable of operating independently of any other device or system
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Word Origin and History for stand-alone

adj.

1966, from stand (v.) + alone.

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