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English definition of “independent”

independent

adjective (NOT HELPED)    /ˌɪn.dɪˈpen.dənt/
B1 not taking help or money from other people : Grandma's very independent and does all her own shopping and cooking . I've always been financially independent.Unaided and working alone independently     /-li/ adverb B2 The two scientists both made the same discovery independently, at roughly the same time . Each part of the organization operates independently of the others .Freedom to actOpportunity
(Definition of independent adjective (NOT HELPED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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