independently independently  /ˌɪn dɪ ˈpɛn dənt li/


  1. (adv) on your own; without outside help
  2. (adv) apart from others


  1. He works independently as a boat motor mechanic in Lake Havasu, Ariz.
  2. He works independently as a boat motor mechanic in Lake Havasu, Ariz.
  3. It even has two separate compartments that can heat and cool independently of each other.


  1. Foster care kids need help as they age out of system

    Setting up a new apartment and living independently is challenging for a new graduate with a new job, but if you're one of the roughly 113 children a...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lehigh Acres News Star

  2. Auditor: County in excellent financial shape

    In a presentation to the Hood County Commissioners Court Tuesday morning (June 11) about an independently commissioned fiscal report, County Auditor Stan McBroom reported that the county has a Double-A bond rating, which he attributed partly to an “across-the-board excellent performance” of those who head county offices. McBroom noted that the county’s credit rating is much better now than it ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Hood County News

  3. 30 Under 30: Games & Apps

    Creator and producer of 'Hey Ash, Whatcha Playing?' an independently-produced web series about video games; also a lead writer at Gearbox Software, he helped write the hit game Borderlands 2.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "These are separate individuals that are responsible for criminal acts," Stoltenberg said. "It is always bad to judge a whole group of people from what individuals are doing and that is independently of what group these people belong to."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jens Stoltenberg Source: Salon

  2. "A book operates independently of other processes and will stand or fall on its merits. You run the risk people won't agree with you - that's life," Mr Abbott said. "In the end, the best policy ideas don't necessarily emerge from a...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I'm confident that we can look at it independently, with a top team of prosecutors, that will follow the evidence wherever it leads," Cuomo said.
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Guardian Unlimited

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