complete unto itself; not being or understood as part of a set, system, or series; self-contained: Our aerospace degree plan is a standalone program, and not a division of the mechanical engineering department.The studio doubted that this story would find an audience as a stand-alone film.
Computers. able to operate without other hardware or software: There are several standalone apps you can use to add live captioning to your videos.
a single work that may be understood and appreciated without knowledge of other episodes, books, issues, etc.: The author has taken a break from the series to put out two standalones just in time for the holidays.
Computers. a device or program that does not need other hardware or software to fully function: A decent VR rig for your PC won’t be any cheaper than a standalone.
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How to use standalone in a sentence
Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film.Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars | William Boot | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
HBOGo has become such a massive success for cable network HBO that they will start to offer the service as a stand-alone option.
If the Democrats hold the Senate, then Wang will stand alone; Silver will just be another one of the many who got it wrong.
Most genuine voters The Daily Beast interviewed yesterday wanted stand-alone status to turn quickly into Moscow-rule.
Paul and Cuccinelli did not stand alone, physically or metaphorically.Unemployed Ken Cuccinelli Finds a Job With Rand Paul Suing Obama | Michelle Cottle | February 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a reason, however, why Kipling wished that last sentence to stand alone.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The coincidence mentioned in the text between some parts of it and South American mythology does not stand alone.The Myths of the New World | Daniel G. Brinton
He seemed to me to stand alone without an equal, the greatest man in British political life.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
Yet Shakespeare does not stand alone in thus speaking of the Elm in its connection with the Vine.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
He seemed anxious to confess his sceptical opinions, in holding which he did not stand alone.Garman and Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for stand-alone
computing (of a device or system) capable of operating independently of any other device or system
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