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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (self-supporting)
a. independiente
I raised my children to be independent and hard-working.Crié a mis hijos para que fueran independientes y trabajadores.
2. (unconnected)
a. independiente
The police said that the attack was an independent incident, unrelated to the protests.La policía dijo que el ataque fue un suceso independiente, sin relación alguna con las protestas.
3. (objective)
a. imparcial
The judge considered that the brother of the accused could not be an independent witness.El juez consideró que el hermano del acusado no podía ser un testigo imparcial.
4. (on your own initiative)
a. propio
I made some independent investigations, and found out that the police was hiding evidence.Llevé a cabo mi propia investigación y descubrí que la policía estaba ocultando pruebas.
5. (private)
a. privado
If a newspaper starts receiving government funding, it ceases to be part of the independent media.Si un periódico empieza a recibir fondos públicos, deja de ser un medio de comunicación privado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (politics)
a. el candidato independiente, la candidata independiente
The senator left the party, and wants to stand for election as an independent.El senador dejó el partido y quiere presentarse a las elecciones como candidato independiente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. independiente
to be independent ofser independiente de
independent schoolcolegio privado
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independent [ˌɪndɪˈpendənt]
1 (self-supporting) [+person, country] independiente; [+income] propio
to be independent ser independiente
We worked all our lives to be independent
to be independent of sth/sb no depender de algo/algn; ser independiente de algo/algn; to become independent [+country] independizarse; a person of independent means una persona con rentas propias or con independencia económica
2 (unconnected) [+events] independiente; no relacionado; (impartial) [+inquiry, investigation] independiente; [+witness] imparcial
Two independent studies have been carried out
you are advised to seek an independent opinion le aconsejamos que se haga asesorar por un tercero
The government ordered an independent inquiry into the affair
3 (self-reliant) [+person, child] independiente
a fiercely independent woman
he was incapable of independent thought era incapaz de pensar por su cuenta; she has always been very independent of her parents siempre ha dependido muy poco de sus padres
4 (private) [+school, sector] privado; [+broadcasting company, radio station] privado; independiente
1 (politician) independiente (m); candidatoacandidata (m) (f) independiente;a candidata
She was standing as an independent.
2 (company) compañía (f) independiente
independent clause (n) (Gram) oración (f) independiente
independent school (n) (Britain) escuela (f) privada; colegio (m) privado
independent suspension (n) (Aut) suspensión (f) independiente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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