context-free

adjective
con·​text-free | \ˈkän-ˌtekst-ˈfrē \

Definition of context-free 

: of, relating to, or being a grammar or language based on rules that describe a change in a string without reference to elements not in the string also : being such a rule

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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