independence

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See also: Independence

English

Etymology

From French indépendance

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧de‧pend‧ence

Noun

independence (countable and uncountable, plural independences)

  1. The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
  2. The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

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