Associations to the word «Independence»

Wiktionary

INDEPENDENCE, noun. The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
INDEPENDENCE, noun. The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
INDEPENDENCE DAY, noun. An annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood.
INDEPENDENCE DAY, proper noun. A holiday celebrated in the United States commemorating the country's independence from England, celebrated each year on the 4th of July.
INDEPENDENCE NUMBER, noun. (graph theory) the number of vertices in a maximum independent set of a given graph, often denoted as \(\alpha = \alpha(G)\)

Dictionary definition

INDEPENDENCE, noun. Freedom from control or influence of another or others.
INDEPENDENCE, noun. The successful ending of the American Revolution; "they maintained close relations with England even after independence".
INDEPENDENCE, noun. A city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail.

Wise words

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