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Adjective
(on) Not influenced by others
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“The judge must able to act as an independent adjudicator of each case as they are presented.”
Adjective
Not supported by public or government funds
“You have a choice between sending your child to a public or independent school in this district.”
Adjective
Not connected or related to each other
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“Despite working in the same office, they have completely independent roles.”
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Standing on its own apart from the others
“The company intends to set up an independent research department to explore new areas of growth.”
Adjective
Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence
“Due to my absent parents, I had to rely largely on being independent for most of my childhood.”
Adjective
Free from outside control or authority
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“Andersson struck the right balance of deference and independent spirit to make their partnership work.”
Adjective
(of a country or nation) Not subject to foreign intervention or a despotic government
“This country does not need to be a republic to be a proud, confident, and independent nation.”
Adjective
(of a person or lifestyle) Isolated from others
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“He chose an independent existence following his disillusionment with society.”
Adjective
Of being a once-off event or situation
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Working for oneself, rather than for an employer
Adjective
Performed by an individual without assistance
Adjective
Viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things
Adjective
Based on individual opinion or experience
Adjective
Not having reached a decision
Adjective
Able to be separated
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Self-sufficient
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Exclusively allocated to or intended for a particular purpose
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Diverse in character or content
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Not forced
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Free of commitments or obligations
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That does not conform, for example to cultural norms, official regulations, or the rules of an established church
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Not connected with or relevant to something
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Not easily persuaded to change beliefs or opinions
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Restricted to the person, group, or area concerned
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Having a vigorous, independent will and views
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From a distance
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Breakaway or rebel
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Possessing financial wealth
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Not limited or restricted
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Having self-respect
Noun
A person unlike most others
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Noun
One who services a loan or other obligation, by collecting receivables and carrying out related actions such as enforcement
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Somebody able to act freely
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A person who provokes or takes part in an insurrection
Adverb
By oneself
Adverb
Separate in time, place, or position
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