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adjective independent pronunciation in British English /ˌɪndɪˈpendənt/
 
  1. 2
    fair because of not being influenced by anyone else

    Seek independent legal advice before entering into an agreement.

    There have been calls for an independent inquiry into the train crash.

  2. 3
    not depending on other people for money
    independent of:

    His wages enabled him to become economically independent of his family.

  3. 4
    not connected with or joined to anything else

    The equipment has its own independent power supply.

    independent of:

    The incidents were completely independent of one another.

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