Definition of stand-alone in US English:


(also standalone)


  • (of computer hardware or software) able to operate independently of other hardware or software.

    ‘a stand-alone application’
    ‘it can be used stand-alone or as part of the network’
    • ‘It's a stand-alone network device, so you don't need to install any drivers on your PC for it.’
    • ‘This model does not have a modem built into it, and it makes sense since this computer is not meant as a stand-alone machine.’
    • ‘Each program can operate as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the other component.’
    • ‘It can access and view images from a remote computer or be used as a stand-alone program.’
    • ‘It can run as a stand-alone application, or directly into Windows Explorer.’



/ˈstænd əˌloʊn//ˈstand əˌlōn/