1. [Adjective]: of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"

2. [Adjective]: free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"

3. [Noun]: a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

4. [Noun]: a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

5. not contingent

6. of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

7. not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else

8. not controlled by a party or interest group

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