Definition of free-standing in English:

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1Not attached to or supported by another structure: a free-standing cooker
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  • In general, the stones used for building are those that have sufficient strength and rigidity to support free-standing structures, and are amenable to the technical and organizational resources of the culture wishing to use them.
  • For example, to minimize heat losses, the apartment balconies are built as separate free-standing structures that just touch the house instead of being bolted directly onto the building.
  • Michelangelo was happy to assist and designed an ambitious, free-standing structure around 34 feet wide and 50 feet high and including 40 life-sized marble statues.
1.1Not relying on or linked to anything else; independent: most nursing homes and free-standing therapeutic facilities are investor-owned
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  • The main features of the Bill are a new National Identity Register of basic personal information, powers to used identity cards both as free-standing cards and linked to the issue of designated identity documents such as passports.
  • Many nations refused to join, so the court was set up under a free-standing treaty.
  • The idea that the bank was going to launch an independent, free-standing internet banking arm was, of course, broadcast very openly by the Allied Irish Banks at the start of the year.
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