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independence

in·de·pend·ence

independence

 
pronunciation:
In dih pen dns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality or state of being independent.
synonyms:
freedom, self-determination, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, self-support
antonyms:
dependency
similar words:
autonomy, discretion, individualism, individuality, liberty, mobility, solvency
definition 2: freedom from outside control.
synonyms:
autonomy, freedom, liberty, self-determination, self-government, self-rule, sovereignty
similar words:
detachment, separation
Word Parts
The word independence contains the following parts:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.