What is independent?

  • (adj): Free from external control and constraint.
    Example: "An independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on independent:

Independent - In US College Sports
... are not members of an NCAA or NAIA athletic conference, including NCAA Division I FBS independent schools, for football NCAA Division I FCS ...
21st Independent Spirit Awards
... The 2005 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2005, were announced on March 4, 2006 ...
Present Day and Digital Filmmaking - Technology and Independent Films Today
... The independent film scene's development in the 1990s and 2000s has been stimulated by a range of factors, including the development of affordable digital cinematography cameras that ... film equipment and stock was a major obstacle to independent filmmakers who wanted to make their own films ... Even 3-D technology is available to low-budget, independent filmmakers now ...
... Leak Prevention Besides, ILP can also refer to Institute for Learning Practitioners Independent Labour Party in the United Kingdom ... Intelligence-led policing Independent Living Program a program for foster and probation youth who were in out-of-home placement at the age of 16, the program ... Independent Living Program a Veteran Affairs program aimed at making sure that each eligible veteran is able to live independently ...
Independent Film - History - The Sundance Institute
... more filmmakers to Utah and showcase what the potential of independent film could be ... it also included a small program of new independent films ... In 1981, the same year that United Artists, bought out by MGM, ceased to exist as a venue for independent filmmakers, Sterling Van Wagenen left the film festival to help found the Sundance Institute ...

More definitions of "independent":

  • (adj): Not contingent.
  • (adj): Of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
    Synonyms: main
  • (adj): Not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else.
  • (noun): A neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics).
    Synonyms: mugwump, fencesitter
  • (noun): A writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them.
    Synonyms: freelance, self-employed person
  • (adj): Not controlled by a party or interest group.

Famous quotes containing the word independent:

    The chimney is to some extent an independent structure, standing on the ground, and rising through the house to the heavens; even after the house is burned it still stands sometimes, and its importance and independence are apparent.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I have defeated them all.... I was left with some money to battle with the world when quite young, and at the present time have much to feel proud of.... The Lord gave me talent, and I know I have done good with it.... For my brains have made me quite independent and without the help of any man.
    Harriet A. Brown, U.S. inventor and educator. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 8, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)