There are 2 translations of independent in Spanish:

independent1

Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈpendənt/

adj

independent school
  • 1 1.1 [person/thinker] independiente; [income] independiente, propio, personal a person of independent means una persona que dispone de rentas I also did some independent reading también leí por cuenta propia independent of sb/sth independiente de algn/algo
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    • Neddy was a very independent person who lived life quietly in Ballingarry.
    • It's hard to go from a very, independent woman to depending on others.
    • You think of yourself as independent, you want to be independent, but you depend on Alex more than anyone.
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    • From about the early 1880s he had independent income and so he devoted himself to the problem of flight.
    1.2 [Pol] [state/country] independiente Senegal became independent in 1960 Senegal obtuvo la independencia or se independizó en 1960
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    • The six-country tour will also underpin the fact that the island is a sovereign, independent country, he said.
    • Bangladesh later separated from Pakistan and East Timor which at the time was a Portuguese colony but is now an independent country.
    • If New Zealand is to develop as a fully independent country we must give all our people equal access to justice, and not just a privileged few.
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    • When the matter went to Parliament, all political parties supported an independent Complaints Commission.
    • Support for independent candidates and smaller parties has also risen, but in the locals rather than the Euro elections.
    • The few independent candidates with political potential are quickly recruited by the parties.
  • 2 2.1 (not part of larger group) [company/newspaper/candidate] independiente 2.2 (not state-run) (BrE) particular, privado; [sector] privado; [television/radio] privado
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    • Academies are independent schools funded by public money.
    • The bill would have introduced a public benefit test for independent schools ensuring they prove they offer a benefit to the public and not just fee-payers.
    • The Department for Education and Skills said no formal approach had been made by the schools, but it was not government policy to fund independent schools.
    2.3 (disinterested) [inquiry/survey] independiente; [witness/observer] imparcial, independiente
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    • He said the matter deserves an impartial, independent investigation.
    • The European Convention on Human Rights demands a fair trial before an independent and impartial tribunal.
    • Under such circumstances, how can one ensure a fair and independent investigation?
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    • Outside controls or independent reviews could have provided such safeguards.
    • There is an area that remains more or less independent of the control of the government.
    • These agencies were entrusted with independent legislative authority on a federal level.
  • 3 (separate, unrelated) independiente by independent routes por distintos caminos to be independent of sth ser* independiente de algo independent clause [Ling] oración (f) independiente independent suspension [Auto] suspensión (f) independiente independent variable [Math] variable (f) independiente
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    • Sponge cells perform a variety of bodily functions and appear to be more independent of each other than are the cells of other animals.
    • If the value of an element is independent of the presence of another element, both elements are said to be independent from each other.
    • The different functions can often be assigned to conserved amino acid motifs which are separated into independent structural units.

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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.

There are 2 translations of independent in Spanish:

independent2

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  • 1 [Pol] 1.1 (candidate) (candidato, -ta (m,f)) independiente (mf) 1.2 (AmE) (voter) votante no afiliado a un partido mayoritario
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    • The ten presidential candidates, including independents, were listed in two columns.
    • At that time the ruling party captured 193 seats, though many of these candidates ran as independents.
    • In 1935, she retired from teaching to stand for Parliament as an independent.
  • 2 [Busn] (company) compañía (f) independiente
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    • In fact, most were published by university presses, the federal government or small independents.
    • Hunter claims most of the real talent in Scotland is to be found in the small independents started by people fed up with big company culture.
    • In turn, competition has forced the independents to upgrade quality and comfort.

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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.