Definition of independently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈpendəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈpendəntli//
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  1. 1independently (of somebody/something) without being connected with or influenced by something or by each other The two departments work independently of each other.
  2. 2in a fair way by somebody who is not involved in a situation Their stories could not be independently verified.
  3. 3in a confident way without needing help from other people The students eventually began to think more independently.
  4. 4without relying on somebody else for money It was the first time that she had lived independently.