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Independence


1 : freedom from outside control or support : the state of being independent

[noncount]

They are fighting for independence from colonial rule.  [=fighting because they want to stop being a colony ruled by another country]

Her ambition is to achieve financial independence.  [=to earn all the money she needs; to not depend on money given by anyone else]

She asserted her independence from her parents by getting her own apartment.

The country declared (its) independence.  [=said that it would no longer accept the rule of another country]

a war of independence  [=a war that is fought to gain independence]

[singular]

He has shown a fierce independence of spirit/thought.

2 [noncount] : the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control

A month after independence, elections were held.


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