Definitions

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  • adj. Operating, functioning, or existing without additions or assistance; independent; able to be separate or separated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of operating independently

Etymologies

From stand + alone. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The type of system that Mr. Ditmeyer and others favor, referred to as stand-alone PTC, would in theory increase the capacity of the rail network by making it safe for trains to operate closer together.

    The Little Engine Really Could

  • While technology in the narrowest sense can be characterized as stand-alone, explicit knowledge that is closely held and easily contained, technological competence is different.

    Profiting From Innovation

  • Medicare Advantage insurance plans in 2012 and also boosted their use of insurance plans linked with large pharmacy chains for what's called stand-alone prescription drug plans PDPs.

  • At least a piece of the answer can be found in the earliest uses of job.2 When it was first employed in English in the mid-sixteenth century, job was not a stand-alone word.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Halliburton Co., which spun off KBR in 2007 as a stand-alone company, is also named in the suit.

    Troops in Mideast Face Breathing Ills

  • "The intervention is designed to ensure that Dubai Bank's business continues uninterrupted while options for the bank's future, whether to be run on a stand-alone basis or be potentially merged with another bank in which the government has ownership, are being assessed," the Dubai government said.

    Dubai Rescues Islamic Lender

  • SwoonXO is available as a stand-alone website and Facebook application.

    Harmon Leon: SwoonXO and Shawn Fanning's Supyo Kickstart Live Social Networking Punch

  • Army -- a stand-alone entity under the Department of

    STATE DEFENSE FORCES

  • However, a sale could occur in the future if the education business becomes a stand-alone unit, the people added.

    McGraw-Hill May Separate Unit

  • But it's a stand-alone novel aimed at adults, which makes it less likely to become a major franchise.

    The Search for the Magic Formula

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