independence


independence
independence UK US /ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/ noun [U]
POLITICS freedom to make laws or decisions without being governed or controlled by another country, organization, etc.: gain/win/declare independence »

The country gained its independence in 1991.

grant/give/guarantee independence »

The new government will break up state-owned monopolies and guarantee the central bank's independence.

independence from sth/sb »

The island won independence from France in 1960.

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economic/political/professional independence

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The constitution ensures the independence of the judiciary.

the state of wanting or being able to do things for yourself and make your own decisions, without help or influence from other people: »

As a manager he is known for his independence of mind.

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financial/personal independence


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Independence — Independence, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 113288 Housing Units (2000): 50213 Land area (2000): 78.328220 sq. miles (202.869151 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.126088 sq. miles (0.326566 sq. km) Total area (2000): 78.454308 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence — (eng. Unabhängigkeit) steht für Independence (Zigarren), Zigarrenmarke USS Independence, Schiffe der US Navy Independence (1951), Linienschiff für die Hochseeschifffahrt Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Independence (Alabama) Independence (Iowa)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Independence — puede referirse a: Independence, álbum del grupo Sex Museum Independence Day, película de 1996 Independence Hall, monumento nacional de Estados Unidos USS Independence, nombre de diversos buques estadounidenses Lugares Independence (Alabama)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Independence — is the self government of a nation, country, or state by its residents and population, or some portion thereof, generally exercising sovereignty. The term independence is used in contrast to subjugation, which refers to a region as a territory… …   Wikipedia

  • Independence — In de*pend ence, n. [Cf. F. ind[ e]pendance.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Independence, CA — U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 574 Housing Units (2000): 342 Land area (2000): 3.997508 sq. miles (10.353498 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.997508 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 6014 Housing Units (2000): 2610 Land area (2000): 3.708116 sq. miles (9.603975 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.134959 sq. miles (0.349542 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.843075 sq. miles (9.953517 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 9846 Housing Units (2000): 4747 Land area (2000): 4.974332 sq. miles (12.883459 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.974332 sq. miles (12.883459 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 14982 Housing Units (2000): 5391 Land area (2000): 16.772507 sq. miles (43.440592 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006417 sq. miles (0.016619 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.778924 sq. miles (43.457211 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence, LA — U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 1724 Housing Units (2000): 735 Land area (2000): 2.231891 sq. miles (5.780571 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001764 sq. miles (0.004570 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.233655 sq. miles (5.785141 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


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