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1independent/ˌɪndəˈpɛndənt/adjective
1independent
/ˌɪndəˈpɛndənt/
adjective
Learner's definition of INDEPENDENT  
: not dependent: such as
: not controlled or ruled by another country
   b  : not controlled by other people
   c  : not requiring or relying on other people for help or support
   d  : not associated with or owned by a larger business
also  : produced by an independent company
: separate from and not connected to other people, things, etc. — often + of
[more independent; most independent]  : acting or thinking freely instead of being guided by other people
politics  : not belonging to a political party

— independently

adverb
2independent/ˌɪndəˈpɛndənt/noun
pluralindependents
2independent
/ˌɪndəˈpɛndənt/
noun
pluralindependents
Learner's definition of INDEPENDENT  
[count]
: someone or something that is not connected to others of the same kind
politics 
orIndependent
: a person who does not belong to a political party
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