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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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Examples from the web for standalone
  • But this weekend's events cast a shadow over the standalone model, with its reliance on leverage and skittish wholesale funding.
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  • It's the second time it has reported earnings as a standalone company.
  • Palm may not have been able to stay afloat in the smartphone industry as a standalone company.
  • These products may be standalone or board-level components of a larger system.
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British Dictionary definitions for standalone

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 standalone

stand-alone

adj.

1966, from stand (v.) + alone.

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