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independent

1. Maths (of a system of equations) not linearly dependent
2. Logic of a set of propositions
a. not validly derivable from one another, so that if the propositions are the axioms of some theory none can be dispensed with
b. not logically related, so that in no case can the truth value of one be inferred from those of the others
3. a person who is not affiliated to or who acts independently of a political party
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This long connexion of a family with one spot, as its place of birth and burial, creates a kindred between the human being and the locality, quite independent of any charm in the scenery or moral circumstances that surround him.
he was thinking how he would 'a' skipped out and been rich and independent in a foreign land if he'd only had the luck to guess what the screwdriver was in the carpet-bag for.
We are familiar with the heroine of romance whose foot is so exquisitely shaped that the coarsest shoe cannot conceal its perfections, and one always cherishes a doubt of the statement; yet it is true that Rebecca's peculiar and individual charm seemed wholly independent of accessories.
To show himself independent of me, he would start and stagger through with his hymn in the most discordant manner.
It was quite a different sort of thing, a sentiment distinct and independent.
To him therefore the succession to the Norland estate was not so really important as to his sisters; for their fortune, independent of what might arise to them from their father's inheriting that property, could be but small.
I should not wonder but she has saved enough to keep her independent if she liked to leave; but I suppose she's got used to the place; and then she's not forty yet, and strong and able for anything.
But in many other cities and especially in the Middle West, there sprang up in 1895 a medley of independent companies.
The dissolution of allegiance to the British crown, the severance of the colonies from the British Empire, and their actual existence as independent States, were definitively established in fact, by war and peace.
Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States For the Independent Journal.
Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence For the Independent Journal.
The Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles For the Independent Journal.

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