Meaning of independence

in•de•pend•ence

Pronunciation: (in"di-pen'duns), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of being independent.
  2. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
  3. a competency.

In•de•pend•ence

Pronunciation: (in"di-pen'duns), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. 111,806.
  2. a town in SE Kansas. 10,598.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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