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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Example sentences for independence
This results, in part, from a belief in the intrinsic merits of increased
  independence.
In the end, this became the first successful colonial war of independence.
He was the first military ruler who had not fought in the war of independence.
The royalties of the books were donated to canine companions for independence.
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