What is Independent?

Independent definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:

not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker.
not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous; free: an independent businessman.
not influenced by the thought or action of others: independent research.
not dependent; not depending or contingent upon something else for existence, operation, etc.
not relying on another or others for aid or support.
rejecting others’ aid or support; refusing to be under obligation to others.
possessing a competency: to be financially independent.
sufficient to support a person without his having to work: an independent income.
executed or originating outside a given unit, agency, business, etc.; external: an independent inquiry.
working for oneself or for a small, privately owned business.
expressive of a spirit of independence; self-confident; unconstrained: a free and independent citizen.
free from party commitments in voting: the independent voter.
Mathematics. (of a quantity or function) not depending upon another for its value.
Grammar. capable of standing syntactically as a complete sentence: an independent clause.Compare dependent(def 4), main1(def 4).

  1. (of a set of propositions) having no one proposition deducible from the others.
  2. (of a proposition) belonging to such a set.
(initial capital letter) Ecclesiastical. of or relating to the Independents.