In-dependence

independence

[in-di-pen-duhns]
noun
1.
Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent.
2.
freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
3.
Archaic. a competency.

Origin:
1630–40; independ(ent) + -ence

interindependence, noun
postindependence, adjective
preindependence, noun
superindependence, noun


1. See freedom.
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Independence

[in-di-pen-duhns]
noun
1.
a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails.
2.
a town in SE Kansas.
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independence (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns)
 
n
Also called: independency the state or quality of being independent

Independence (ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns)
 
n
a city in W Missouri, near Kansas City: starting point for the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails (1831--44). Pop: 112 079 (2003 est)

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independence
1630s, from independent. U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791.
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Independence definition


City in western Missouri.

Note: Beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, used by settlers moving west.
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