independence

noun
in·​de·​pen·​dence | \ ˌin-də-ˈpen-dən(t)s How to pronounce independence (audio) \

Definition of independence

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the quality or state of being independent
2 archaic : competence sense 2

Independence

geographical name
In·​de·​pen·​dence | \ ˌin-də-ˈpen-dən(t)s How to pronounce Independence (audio) \

Definition of Independence (Entry 2 of 2)

city in western Missouri east of Kansas City population 116,830

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Synonyms & Antonyms for independence

Synonyms: Noun

self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-sufficiency, self-support

Antonyms: Noun

dependence (also dependance), reliance

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Examples of independence in a Sentence

Noun

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.
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First Known Use of independence

Noun

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of independence was in 1640

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independence

noun

English Language Learners 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

independence

noun
in·​de·​pen·​dence | \ ˌin-də-ˈpen-dəns How to pronounce independence (audio) \

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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