There are 2 main definitions of independence in English:


Line breaks: in|de¦pend|ence
Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈpɛnd(ə)ns


[mass noun]
The fact or state of being independent: Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816 I’ve always valued my independence
More example sentences
  • We have just held only the third presidential election since we gained our independence.
  • He finds this amusing, but plans to use his freedom and independence constructively.
  • Schools could apply to become trust schools with greater independence and freedom.


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

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There are 2 main definitions of independence in English:


Syllabification: In·de·pend·ence
Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈpendəns/

Entry from US English dictionary

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

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