freestanding freestanding  /f ˈri ˌstæn dɪŋ/


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


  1. But no new freestanding scientific principles are needed to understand these phenomena.
  2. Outside, a squared archway in a freestanding diagonal wall creates a proscenium that turns earth and sky into a kind of cosmic theater.
  3. A freestanding MOCA was more likely to organize the kind of shows that MOCA is famous for.


  1. Northland developers propose $200 million makeover of Metro North Shopping Center

    Metro North Co. LLC and two affiliates want to demolish the decades-old, two-story shopping center — currently home to just Macy’s and a handful of indoor retailers and freestanding restaurants on the perimeter — and replace it with a “more compact, shopable” one-story indoor mall.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

  2. Lululemon Plans Men's Stores by 2016

    Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica Inc. plans to open freestanding menâs stores by 2016, according to Bloomberg.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: DDI Magazine

  3. Jib Crane Motorization System helps reduce worker back injuries.

    Roto-Mate™ Jib Crane Motorization Kits provide powered rotation to new or existing, wall-mounted or freestanding jib cranes with up to 10 ton loads. Motorized rotation can help reduce or eliminate injuries resulting from workers trying to start or stop motion of swinging crane. Furthermore, motorization can promote efficiency by eliminating over-travel, avoiding machinery collisions, and ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "I am aware of no freestanding vice presidential communications privilege," Waxman wrote.
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Henry Waxman Source: Washington Post

  2. In Tuesday's ruling, Justice Stephen Breyer said Congress did not intend to create "a freestanding physical violence offense" in the federal extortion law known as the Hobbs Act.
    on Feb 28, 2006 By: Stephen Breyer Source: Boston Globe

  3. But Roberts said in his opinion Osborne was asking for "the recognition of a freestanding and far-reaching constitutional right of access to this new type of evidence."
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: John Roberts Source: United Press International

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