What is independent?

  • (noun): A neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics).
    Synonyms: mugwump, fencesitter
    See also — Additional definitions below

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... or NAIA athletic conference, including NCAA Division I FBS independent schools, for football NCAA Division I FCS independent schools, for football NCAA Division I ...
21st Independent Spirit Awards
... The 2005 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2005, were announced on March 4, 2006 ...
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More definitions of "independent":

  • (adj): Not contingent.
  • (adj): Free from external control and constraint.
    Example: "An independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
  • (adj): Of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
    Synonyms: main
  • (adj): Not controlled by a party or interest group.
  • (noun): A writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them.
    Synonyms: freelance, self-employed person
  • (adj): Not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else.

Famous quotes containing the word independent:

    A wise parent humours the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
    Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865)

    The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    When the object is perceived as particular and unique and not merely the member of a family, when it appears independent of any general notion and detached from the sanity of a cause, isolated and inexplicable in the light of ignorance, then and only then may it be a source of enchantment.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)