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1. (of a country, etc.) autonomous or independent
2. (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis
3. Law of property
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
4. Chem chemically uncombined
5. Logic denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier
6. Nautical (of the wind) blowing from the quarter

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Other findings include free fluid in the pelvis, lack of contrast enhancement of the ovary, and loss of fat planes.
No significant relationship was found between mortality and free air, mucosal discontinuity, or free fluid (Table 3).
Free fluid was seen in more than half of the animals, which suggests that small amount is normal in this species, although further studies are necessary for this assertion.
On contrast-enhanced abdominal tomography, a ruptured mass with hypodense areas and with a size of 9x6 cm together with free fluid was visualized (Figure la, b).
Imaging findings include eccentric, saccular shaped, rapidly growing aneurysms with periaortic soft tissue stranding, free fluid, and gas.
1 In one study, 33% abdominal injuries which required operation were missed on ultrasound 18 while another worker reported 34% patients with blunt abdominal trauma had no free fluid seen on emergency ultrasound and concluded that the FAST technique may frequently miss patients with surgically correctable gut injuries.
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3) Furthermore, free fluid does not always develop in paediatric patients after they have sustained an abdominal solid organ injury, and these patients are at risk of unidentified injury when only a FAST is used.
8%) of 14 patients were found to have free fluid in the peritoneum and pleura.
Noncontrast CT of abdomen and pelvis demonstrated an enlarged renal allograft with moderate hydronephrosis and trace pelvic free fluid (Figure 1(a)).
An ultrasound scan performed in the emergency department further confirmed an intrauterine pregnancy, but revealed the presence of free fluid within the pelvis.
A non-contrast CT revealed a small peri-hepatic free fluid collection.