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Free from outside control; not depending on another's authority,
  1. Free from outside control; not depending on another's authority
    • - the study is totally independent of central government
    • - Canada's largest independent investment firm
  2. (of a country) Self-governing
    • - India became independent in 1947
  3. Not belonging to or supported by a political party
    • - the independent candidate
  4. (of broadcasting, a school, etc.) Not supported by public funds

  5. Not influenced or affected by others; impartial
    • - a thorough and independent investigation of the case
  6. Congregational

  7. Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence
    • - I wanted to remain independent in old age
  8. Capable of thinking or acting for oneself
    • - advice for independent travelers
  9. (of income or resources) Making it unnecessary to earn one's living
    • - a woman of independent means
  10. Not connected with another or with each other; separate
    • - we need two independent witnesses to testify
    • - the legislature and the judicature are independent of each other
  11. Not depending on something else for strength or effectiveness; freestanding
    • - an independent electric shower
  12. (of one of a set of axioms, equations, or quantities) Incapable of being expressed in terms of, or derived or deduced from, the others

  1. An independent person or body

  2. An independent political candidate, voter, etc

  3. A Congregationalist

  1. free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
  2. mugwump: a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
  3. autonomous: (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
  4. freelancer: a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
  5. (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
  6. not controlled by a party or interest group
  7. Independent is the second studio album by Nigerian R&B Superstar Faze, released on October 5, 2006. The album has gained the tag of being 'THE MOST SOLD ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2007' as well as the most sold Faze album to date.
  8. Superficial is the debut album of American pop singer and television personality Heidi Montag. The album took three years to complete. Musically, it incorporates elements of synthpop, dance and teen pop. The album was released independently and digital-only.
  9. In politics, an independent or non-party politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do not feel that any major party addresses. ...
  10. In probability theory, to say that two events are independent intuitively means that the occurrence of one event makes it neither more nor less probable that the other occurs. ...
  11. In English church history, Independents advocated local congregational control of religious and church matters, without any wider geographical hierarchy, either ecclesiastical or political. ...
  12. Independent is the third full-length album from Sacred Reich, a thrash metal band from Arizona, United States. It was released in 1993, and follows the A Question EP from 1991, and 1990's full-length The American Way.
  13. (independence) The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference; The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood
  14. (INDEPENDENTS) Non-NET companies providing service in various areas of the state.
  15. (INDEPENDENTS) Radical Protestants who opposed state-regulated worship and who believed that the only form of church organisation sanctioned by the Bible was a congregation of like-minded believers who might 'call' one of their number to become a minister. ...
  16. (Independents) Anesthesia providers are legally separate from each other. Each provider does his own cases and bills separately.
  17. (Independents) Many sects, which all rejected state-regulated worship in favour of autonomous congregations.
  18. (Independents) Name given to ‘Win The War’ group around Cromwell in English Civil War. See also Independent Social Democrats.
  19. (Independents) Navy, Notre Dame, William & Mary (Div. I-AA Atlantic 10 member)
  20. (Independents) Non-branded gasoline suppliers, such as E-Z Gas, Astro and GASCO.
  21. (Independents) Puritan churches that tried, but failed, to establish control in England, as distinct from the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterians. They later developed into the Congregational Church.
  22. (Independents) Two or more commodities or reinforcers that do not “go together” in the sense that increasing the price of one causes its consumption to decrease without changing consumption of the other. Umbrellas and compact disks, for example.
  23. (The Independents) The Big Five's ownership of movie theaters was eventually opposed by eight independent producers, including Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick, Walt Disney, and Walter Wanger. ...
  24. (independents) Small petroleum producers who receive their revenue from production at the wellhead, and who generally have no refining or fuel marketing subsidiaries.
  25. (independents) voters who publicly identify with neither major political party.