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independence

Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/

Translation of independence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of person, group) independencia (feminine) 1.2 (of country) independencia (feminine) to gain o win independence obtener* la independencia, independizarse*
    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.

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