stand-alone

[ stand-uh-lohn ]
/ ˈstænd əˌloʊn /
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adjective

self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software.

noun

a device or program with these characteristics.

Nearby words

  1. stand up and be counted,
  2. stand up for,
  3. stand up to,
  4. stand up with,
  5. stand your ground,
  6. stand-by,
  7. stand-down,
  8. stand-in,
  9. stand-off,
  10. stand-off half

Origin of stand-alone

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for standalone

stand-alone

adjective

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 standalone

stand-alone

adj.

1966, from stand (v.) + alone.

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