Meaning of INDEPENDENCE in English

ˌində̇ˈpendən(t)s, -dēˈ- noun

Etymology: from independent, after such pairs as English competent : competence

1. : the quality or state of being independent : freedom , liberty

their declaration of independence

national independence

political independence

intellectual independence

independence from the mother country

enjoyed independence of outside control

2. archaic : competence 2

had a considerable independence , besides two good livings — Jane Austen

3. : a grayish to dark purplish blue that is redder and stronger than flag blue

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