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English definition of “independent”

independent

adjective (NOT RULED)    /ˌɪn.dɪˈpen.dənt/
B2 An independent country is not governed or ruled by another country: Belize became fully independent from Britain in 1981. Tibet, once an independent country, is now ruled by China.Colonisation and self-government 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 RULED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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