Definition of Independence in English:

Independence

proper noun

  • A historic city in northwestern Missouri, east of Kansas City; population 110,440 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation:

Independence

/ˌindəˈpendəns/

Definition of independence in English:

independence

noun

  • The fact or state of being independent.

    ‘Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816’
    ‘I've always valued my independence’
    • ‘At home James gained more independence as he grew older, yet was still very clingy to his mother.’
    • ‘As a man of independence, if not independent means, he preferred the freelance life.’
    • ‘It's important that you're both able to feel a sense of independence and autonomy.’
    • ‘We have just held only the third presidential election since we gained our independence.’
    • ‘Is it possible for freedom and independence to arise in new ways under new conditions?’
    • ‘She said the new playground would help give the children greater independence.’
    • ‘None had become pregnant in the hope of gaining a council house or financial independence.’
    • ‘By the way, what I said in my previous entry about my independence still stands.’
    • ‘It was an attack on our freedom, our independence and our ability to make choices.’
    • ‘The downside is you don't have as much independence and the upside is I get everything done for me.’
    • ‘They're just kids doing what kids do, which is kick over the traces and test their independence.’
    • ‘He finds this amusing, but plans to use his freedom and independence constructively.’
    • ‘He also got some independence back after he was given an electric wheelchair.’
    • ‘How do you measure the value of independence to professionalism in any discipline?’
    • ‘Young people find they need a greater degree of freedom, independence and privacy.’
    • ‘It gives them independence, helps them with socialising and is tremendous therapy.’
    • ‘Having less mobility means that I have to be more resourceful to maintain my independence.’
    • ‘I am a people's person and feel happy when connected although I like my independence.’
    • ‘Its the only way we will ensure that we achieve financial independence in the long run.’
    • ‘Schools could apply to become trust schools with greater independence and freedom.’
    self-sufficiency, self-reliance, self-support, self-sustenance, self-standing
    self-government, self-rule, home rule, self-legislation, self-determination, sovereignty, autonomy, non-alignment, freedom, liberty
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from independent, partly on the pattern of French indépendance.

Pronunciation:

independence

/ˌindəˈpendəns/