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independently Line breaks: in|de¦pend|ent¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈpɛnd(ə)ntli/

Definition of independently in English:


1In a way that is free from outside control or influence: the government must prove its ability to govern independently the independently run museum receives no public funding the figures have been independently audited
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  • The spin-off has been given much leeway by Delta's management to operate independently.
  • Only a fraction of the devices available worldwide have been independently validated.
  • The statistics used to evaluate the data should be evaluated independently by statisticians to ensure their appropriateness.
alone, all alone, on one's own, in a solitary state, separately, singly, solitarily, unaccompanied, solo;
unaided, unassisted, without help, without assistance, by one's own efforts, under one's own steam, single-handed(ly), off one's own bat, on one's own initiative, autonomously, as one's own boss
formal severally
2Without outside help; unaided: disabled people living independently in their own homes information for those who are travelling independently
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  • Thirty-seven percent of seniors prefer to handle their financial affairs independently.
  • Most now have much more freedom to make choices, whether they live in group homes, or more independently.
  • You are expected to work independently on your essay.
3In a way that is not connected with another; individually: decisions are made independently of consumers why should each of us independently spend time creating the same course?
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  • There is more to be gained jointly than independently.
  • There are limits to his duty which exist quite independently of the behaviour of the licensee in any particular case.
  • The North American Initiative should permit us, independently of the free trade agreement, to provide a new vitality.
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