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Definition 1: a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them - [noun denoting person]

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(independent is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

Definition 2: a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for independent in the sense of this definition

(independent is a kind of ...) a person who pursues independent thought or action

(independent belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 3: free from external control and constraint - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where independent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an independent mind
  • a series of independent judgments
  • fiercely independent individualism

(independent is similar to ...) separate and distinct from others of the same kind

"mark the individual pages" "on a case-by-case basis"

(independent is similar to ...) not affiliated

(independent is similar to ...) marked by vigorous independence of thought and judgment

(independent is similar to ...) without help from others

"a single-handed accomplishment"

(independent is similar to ...) financially independent

"now that my children are self-supporting"

(independent is similar to ...) able to provide for your own needs without help from others

"a self-sufficing economic unit"

(independent is similar to ...) (of pop groups) not affiliated with a major recording company

(independent is similar to ...) not parasitic on another organism

(independent is similar to ...) (of a binary operation) independent of order; as in e.g.

"a x b = b x a"

(independent is similar to ...) having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude

"a breakaway faction"

(independent is similar to ...) existing as an independent entity

"the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies"

(independent is similar to ...) (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

(independent is similar to ...) of countries; not relying on imports

(independent is similar to ...) not contingent; not determined or influenced by someone or something else

(means also ...) not limited or hampered; not under compulsion or restraint

"free enterprise" "a free port" "a free country" "I have an hour free" "free will" "free of racism" "feel free to stay as long as you wish" "a free choice"

(means also ...) independent; not united or joint

"a problem consisting of two separate issues" "they went their separate ways" "formed a separate church"

(... are attributes of independent) freedom from control or influence of another or others

Definition 4: (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where independent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb

Synonyms for independent in the sense of this definition

(independent belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 5: (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where independent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an autonomous judiciary
  • a sovereign state

Synonyms for independent in the sense of this definition

(independent is similar to ...) not limited or hampered; not under compulsion or restraint

"free enterprise" "a free port" "a free country" "I have an hour free" "free will" "free of racism" "feel free to stay as long as you wish" "a free choice"

Definition 6: not controlled by a party or interest group - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(independent is similar to ...) free from party affiliation or bias

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