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Not influenced by others; impartial
“In consequence, the judge is able to act, and to be seen to act, as an impartial and independent adjudicator.”
“The group also runs two independent schools and three private nurseries in Wakefield and Barnsley.”
Not dependent
“Australia doesn't even need to be a republic to be a proud, confident and independent country.”
Free from the influence or control of others
“Three independent populations separated by straight lines were positioned on the unit square.”
Not depending on something else for strength or effectiveness; free-standing
“Fortunately the shower is electric, and we have an independent gas fire.”
Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence
“It is partly due to his weaknesses that I became independent and self-reliant.”
Free from outside control; not subject to another's authority
“Is it time now for an outside independent commission to take a look at the intelligence, which apparently was faulty?”
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