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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (self-sufficient)
a. independent
María es una mujer independiente que gana la vida para su familia.Maria is an independent woman and breadwinner for her family.
2. (politics)
a. independent
Muchos ciudadanos de Groenlandia dicen estar encantados de ser un estado independiente.Many citizens of Greenland say they are glad to be an independent state.
3. (separate)
a. self-contained
Nos hemos comprado una casa independiente con jardín propio.We've bought a self-contained house, which has its own garden.
4. (computing)
a. stand-alone
El informático instaló un software que funciona como programa independiente en la computadora.The technician installed software that runs as a stand-alone program on my computer.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (politics)
a. independent
Como independiente, puedo votar a favor de cualquier candidato.As an independent, I can decide to vote for either candidate.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (país, persona)
a. independent
2. (aparte)
a. separate
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (gen) independent
hacerse independiente to become independent
2 [+piso etc] self-contained
3 (Informática) stand-alone
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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