Simple Definition of independence
: freedom from outside control or support : the state of being independent
: the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control
Examples of independence
She asserted her independence from her parents by getting her own apartment.
He has shown a fierce independence of spirit.
A month after independence, elections were held.
First Known Use of independence
Definition of Independence
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INDEPENDENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of independence
: the quality or state of not being under the control of, reliant on, or connected with someone or something else
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