[ stand-uh-lohn ]
/ ˈstænd əˌloʊn /
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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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Origin of standalone
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby standalone
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How to use standalone in a sentence
The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War, to be published July 1, is her first standalone novel.The Tragic, Heroic Women of World War I|Jacqueline Winspear|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are now attracting a number of students who just go for the standalone degree.Why a BA is Now a Ticket to A Job in a Coffee Shop|Megan McArdle|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Google spokesperson declined to comment on whether Google has any plans to create a standalone Maps app for iOS.Apple’s Move to Spite Google and Use Its Own Map Software Hurts Customers|Dan Lyons|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's a statement from The Huffington Post that being a standalone media product, no matter how mighty, can be a lonely place.AOL Buys Huffington Post: Arianna Cashes Out|Randall Lane|February 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We were going to do that and we left one studio and went to another to do kind of standalone films.Viggo's Take on Sarah Palin|Lloyd Grove|December 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for standalone
computing (of a device or system) capable of operating independently of any other device or system
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