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independent British & World English

Free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority

independent English Thesaurus

an independent country

semi-independent British & World English

Partially free from outside control

independent suspension British & World English

A form of vehicle suspension in which each wheel is supported independently of the others

independent variable British & World English

A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another

Independent Labour Party British & World English

A British socialist political party formed in 1893 under the leadership of Keir Hardie. It was instrumental in the formation of the Labour Party in 1906, but tension between the two parties grew in the 1930s over the questions of pacifism and support for communism, and by the early 1950s the Independent Labour Party had lost all its parliamentary representation

Independent Broadcasting Authority British & World English

(In the UK) the body responsible for regulating commercial television and radio, until its replacement in 1991 by the Independent Television Commission and the Radio Authority

Independent Television Commission British & World English

(In the UK) an organization responsible for licensing and regulating commercial television. It merged with Ofcom in 2003

Commonwealth of Independent States British & World English

A confederation of independent states, formerly constituent republics of the Soviet Union, established in 1991. The member states are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan


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