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[free-stan-ding] /ˈfriˈstæn dɪŋ/
(of sculpture or architectural elements) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone.
not affiliated with others of its kind; independent; autonomous:
a freestanding clinic, not connected with any hospital.
Also, free-standing.
Origin of freestanding
1875-80; free + standing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for freestanding
  • The freestanding building contains a mix of individual and larger communal tables, with empty seats filled in as needed.
  • Our sink was freestanding, white porcelain with piano legs.
  • Some hospitals and freestanding imaging centers continue to administer adult-size doses of radiation to children, experts report.
  • Of the eight works, half are freestanding and half reliefs.
  • The sofa faces a freestanding screen, which doubles as a window, showing the view outside the apartment.
  • The freestanding cardiac catheterization laboratories were created for reasons unique to their community.
British Dictionary definitions for freestanding


standing apart; not attached to or supported by another object
(in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that can stand alone as a sentence; denoting or being a main clause Compare bound1 (sense 8b)
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