Keywords: independence, independent

Sign Definition

As a Noun

1. The fact of existing, happening, or acting separately from other people, groups, or things. Used especially when a country rules itself. English = independence.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To exist, happen, or act separately from other people, groups, or things; (of countries), to be not ruled by other countries and to have their own government and laws. English = (be) independent.

As Modifier

1. Used immediately next to a verb to mean the action is done by someone or something separately from other people, groups, or things. English = independently.