freestanding

adjective free·stand·ing \ ˈfrē-ˈstan-diŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of freestanding

1 : standing alone or on its own foundation free of support or attachment
  • a freestanding wall
2 : independent 1; especially : not being part of or affiliated with another organization
  • a freestanding clinic
  • a freestanding city
  • a freestanding computer store

Examples of freestanding in a Sentence

  1. a freestanding CD player that can easily be hooked up to your existing components

  2. it's a freestanding store, not a franchise

Recent Examples of freestanding from the Web

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First Known Use of freestanding

1837

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FREESTANDING Defined for English Language Learners

freestanding

Definition of freestanding for English Language Learners

  • : standing alone without being attached to or supported by something else


FREESTANDING Defined for Kids

freestanding

adjective free·stand·ing \ ˈfrē-ˈstan-diŋ \

Definition of freestanding for Students

: standing alone free of attachment or support
  • a freestanding wall

Medical Dictionary

freestanding

adjective free·stand·ing \ ˈfrē-ˈstand-iŋ \

medical Definition of freestanding

: being independent; especially : not part of or affiliated with another organization
  • a freestanding surgical center
  • a freestanding emergency clinic


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