from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Standing or operating independently of anything else: a freestanding bell tower; a freestanding maternity clinic.

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  • adj. standing or set apart; not attached to anything

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  • adj. standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything


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