Focus on the pronunciation of independence
English definition of “independence”
/ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/ noun [U]
› POLITICS freedom to make laws or decisions without being governed or controlled by another country, organization, etc.: gain/win/declare independence The country gained its independence in 1991. grant/give/guarantee independence The new government will break up state-owned monopolies and guarantee the central bank's independence.independence from sth/sb The island won independence from France in 1960. economic/political/professional independence The constitution ensures the independence of the judiciary.
› the state of wanting or being able to do things for yourself and make your own decisions, without help or influence from other people: As a manager he is known for his independence of mind. financial/personal independence