independent independent  /ˌɪn dɪ ˈpɛn dənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
  2. (n) a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
  3. (adj) free from external control and constraint
  4. (adj) (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
  5. (adj) (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
  6. (adj) not controlled by a party or interest group

Usage(s):

  1. It should be noted that all independent failure reviews for western launch vehicles are constituted with individual people and not by company or organization as Intelsat.
  2. The longer an independent counsel stays in office, unless he is spectacularly successful, the more difficult it gets.
  3. For this fiercely independent nation of 5.

News

  1. Subscribe to Independent breaking news alerts

    The Huntington Beach Independent's digital presence is constantly changing and improving, and we're excited to announce a new feature we hope will help our readers get the news they want faster and better.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Huntington Beach Independent

  2. Canutillo Independent School District releases STAAR results

    The Canutillo Independent School District has released the district's test scores for the 2012-2013 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End-Of-Course or STAAR test. Promote to Mobile read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTSM El Paso

  3. Independent Group Pays Fine to Resolve Allegations

    An independent political group that backed David Williams' failed bid to become Kentucky governor has paid a $4,500 fine.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WBKO Bowling Green

Quotes

  1. "The basis for a solution is clear -- an end to the occupation that began in 1967, the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state :, and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the region," Ban said.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: President Bush Source: PRESS TV

  2. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters that he was impressed with the general's "strategic insight and independent thinking."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "This fund will not be controlled by BP. In order to ensure that all legitimate claims are paid out in a fair and timely manner, the account must and will be administered by an independent third party," Obama said.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian (blog)

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