Meaning of “independent” - Learner’s Dictionary

independent

adjective uk us /ˌɪndɪˈpendənt/
RULE

B2 not controlled or ruled by anyone else:

an independent state/company
The group is independent of any political party.
NEED

B1 not wanting or needing anyone else to help you or do things for you:

She's a proud, independent woman.
INFLUENCE

B2 not influenced by anyone or anything else:

an independent expert/study
independently adverb

B2

to operate independently
She can no longer live independently.

(Definition of “independent adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)