- 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 auditedMore example sentences
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• informal by one's lonesome• formal severally
- 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.
- 2Without outside help; unaided: disabled people living independently in their own homes information for those who are travelling independentlyMore example sentences
- 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?More example sentences
- 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.