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Meaning of “independence” - Learner’s Dictionary

independence

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/
PERSON B2 the quality of being able to look after yourself and not need money, help, or permission from other people: My parents gave me a lot of independence. Many old people are afraid of losing their independence.Freedom to actOpportunity
COUNTRY B2 a situation in which a country has its own government and is not ruled by another country: Mexico gained its independence from Spain in l821.Colonisation and self-government
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