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English definition of “independent”

independent

adjective (NOT INFLUENCED)    /ˌɪn.dɪˈpen.dənt/
B2 not influenced or controlled in any way by other people, events, or things: an independent enquiry/organization They all made the same comment, quite independent of each other (= without deciding together to do so).Freedom to actOpportunity describes a politician who does not agree or vote with any particular political partyPolitics specialized language describes a grammatical clause which forms part of a sentence but can also form a separate sentenceGrammatical terms 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 INFLUENCED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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