Meaning of independent

Definition of independent

(adj) free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
(noun) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

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