Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being independent.
  • noun Archaic Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being independent; exemption from dependence upon another or others, or from another's control; self-support or self-government.
  • noun That which renders one independent; property or income sufficient to make one independent of others; a competency.
  • noun In botany, the abnormal separation of organs or parts which are usually united.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
  • noun Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
  • noun (Amer. Hist.) the declaration of the Congress of the Thirteen United States of America, on the 4th of July, 1776, by which they formally declared that these colonies were free and independent States, not subject to the government of Great Britain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
  • noun The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

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

  • noun freedom from control or influence of another or others
  • noun the successful ending of the American Revolution
  • noun a city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail

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Examples

  • Surely, on June 12 they will launch mobilizations shouting for "real independence from US imperialism" while the NPA will issue statements swearing to continue the armed struggle to attain ` real independence� from American control.

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  • Surely, on June 12 they will launch mobilizations shouting for "real independence from US imperialism" while the NPA will issue statements swearing to continue the armed struggle to attain ` real independence� from American control.

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  • The use of the term independence has been a bone of contention in Plaid Cymru for decades.

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  • To gain independence is not easy as it seems, we have to sacrifice and fight till end.

    Global Voices in English » East Timor: Where is Justice for the Suai Church Massacre?

  • Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British?

    A real American : I received this in an e-mail, tell me what you think.

  • His predecessor, Sukarno, had helped Indonesia win independence from the Dutch and was trying to balance the right with the left in Indonesian politics.

    Indonesia’s Suharto Dies « Skid Roche

  • His predecessor, Sukarno, had helped Indonesia win independence from the Dutch and was trying to balance the right with the left in Indonesian politics.

    Indonesia’s Suharto Dies « Skid Roche

  • His predecessor, Sukarno, had helped Indonesia win independence from the Dutch and was trying to balance the right with the left in Indonesian politics.

    Indonesia’s Suharto Dies « Skid Roche

  • If we DO have another vessel, than the idea of keeping the Shuttle to maintain independence is even more preposterous since we can do that without it.

    Time to go Mike - NASA Watch

  • If we DO have another vessel, than the idea of keeping the Shuttle to maintain independence is even more preposterous since we can do that without it.

    Time to go Mike - NASA Watch

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