independence

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: ĭndəpĕndĕns
  • IPA: /ɪndəpɛndɛns/
  • SAMPA: /Ind@pEndEns/
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Noun[change]

Singular
independence

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) If you have independence, you are alone or relying on yourself.
    The American soldiers bravely fought against the British to earn their independence.
  2. (uncountable) A company with independence is a company that is related to no other company.
    The record company's independence meant that the band was currently unable to become famous.