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stand-alone

[stand-uh-lohn] /ˈstænd əˌloʊn/
adjective
1.
self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software.
noun
2.
a device or program with these characteristics.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • In principle, adverse selection can still occur even if health insurance comes with a job rather than as a stand-alone policy.
British Dictionary definitions for stand-alone

stand-alone

adjective
1.
(computing) (of a device or system) capable of operating independently of any other device or system
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Word Origin and History for stand-alone
adj.

1966, from stand (v.) + alone.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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stand-alone in Technology

jargon
Capable of operating without other programs, libraries, computers, hardware, networks, etc. Exactly what is absent is presumed to be obvious from context.
"We only run Windows on stand-alone PCs because it's too dangerous to run it on networked ones."
(1998-02-11)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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