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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