1 independent /ˌɪndəˈpɛndənt/ adjective
1 independent
Learner's definition of INDEPENDENT
: not dependent: such as
: not controlled or ruled by another country
: not controlled by other people
: not requiring or relying on other people for help or support
: not associated with or owned by a larger business
also : produced by an independent company
: separate from and not connected to other people, things, etc.
often + of
[more independent; most independent] : acting or thinking freely instead of being guided by other people
politics : not belonging to a political party

— independently

2 independent /ˌɪndəˈpɛndənt/ noun
plural independents
2 independent
plural independents
Learner's definition of INDEPENDENT
: someone or something that is not connected to others of the same kind
politics or Independent : a person who does not belong to a political party