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

  • adj. Self-contained and usually independently operating: a standalone computer terminal.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of stand-alone.


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  • Written by fan-favorite writer and artist Randy Queen and colorist Sarah Queen, the 48-page The Darkness/Darkchylde/Witchblade: Kingdom of Pain standalone finds Jackie Estacado, the bearer of the Darkness, with new nightmarish armor, and Ariel Chylde, the girl who can become creatures from her nightmares, with a new beginning.

    Kingdom of Pain arrives in December | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • But this would be the first color e-reader from the triumvirate of brands (Kindle, Nook, and Sony) that dominate sales in standalone e-book readers.

    Color Nook e-book reader coming?

  • Just ask the people behind The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as their experiment in being more standalone is being canned and they are going back to more serialized episodes.

    January 2009

  • I would also LOVE to see them relaunch the Rampaging Hulk magazine style books, w/sophisticated artists & writers tackling ole 'jade jaws in standalone stories, in a larger format. (some were similar to the tv show - which is also an obvious primer for this new movie.)

    Suggested Reading: The Incredible Hulk - Incredible Hope! «

  • I had heard about Hughes from Denise Hamilton, whose upcoming standalone is set in the post-World War II era.


  • Olson told me, however, that his company has a shot at remaining a long-term standalone outfit.

    GigaOM Network

  • It's a piece of hardware that you can stick on your network "standalone" - either wired or wireless, and all computers on the network can access it WITHOUT it being attached to any of the systems (it's independant).

    The Smorgasbord

  • Slaughter’s first standalone is brilliantly plotted, full of surprises, and one of the best books I’ve read this year.

    Stumbling Up Mount Olympus

  • I prefer reading a series rather than a standalone, which is why I asked.

    "Dante's Journey" by JC Marino (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

  • DENISE: I just finished my first standalone, which is set in 1949 Hollywood and is filled with special effects wizards, starlets, cops, news photographers (Harry Jack from my Eve Diamond series, shown here as a very young man trying to get his first photojournalist job), mobsters, rooming house matrons and other characters.

    Observing Los Angeles Noir


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