independent


independent
independent in‧de‧pen‧dent [ˌɪndˈpendənt◂] adjective
not owned, controlled, or financed by another organization or the government:

• There are plans to split the company into a number of smaller independent companies.

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independent UK US /ˌɪndɪˈpendənt/ adjective
not influenced or controlled by the government or another organization: independent of sth/sb »

The commission must remain independent of political control.

completely/fully/totally independent »

The charity is completely independent of government.

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The agency is an independent body which monitors standards in the industry.

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an independent adviser/auditor/expert

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independent report/study/research

POLITICS not governed or ruled by another country: »

an independent nation/state/country

independent from sth/sb »

Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821.

COMMERCE not part of a larger group of companies: »

The association represents independent retailers.

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an independent business/firm/store

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The band signed with an independent label.

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a leading independent producer of television programmes

privately financed and not receiving money from the government: »

pupils from state and independent schools

not taking help or money from other people: »

financially/economically independent

not involved in a situation so able to judge it fairly: »

It's important to seek independent advice.

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independent UK US /ˌɪndɪˈpendənt/ noun [C]
COMMERCE a business that does not belong to a larger company or group: »

The industry ranges from large retailers to small independents.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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