freestanding
adjective Date: 1876 1. standing alone or on its own foundation free of support or attachment <
a freestanding wall
>
2. independent 1; especially not being part of or affiliated with another organization <
a freestanding clinic
>
<
a freestanding city
>
<
a freestanding computer store
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • freestanding — free·stand·ing frē stand iŋ adj being independent esp not part of or affiliated with another organization <a freestanding surgical center> <a freestanding emergency clinic> …   Medical dictionary

  • freestanding — free|stand|ing [ˌfri:ˈstændıŋ] adj 1.) not fixed to a frame, wall, or other support ▪ a freestanding bookcase 2.) able to exist on its own and not as part of something bigger ▪ The modules can be offered as freestanding courses …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freestanding — /ˈfristændɪŋ/ (say freestanding) adjective free of attachment or support; standing independently: a freestanding house …   Australian English dictionary

  • freestanding — /free stan ding/, adj. 1. (of sculpture or architectural elements) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone. 2. not affiliated with others of its kind; independent; autonomous: a freestanding clinic, not connected with any… …   Universalium

  • freestanding — adjective standing or set apart; not attached to anything The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower …   Wiktionary

  • freestanding — free|stand|ing [ fri,stændıŋ ] adjective a freestanding piece of furniture or equipment is not attached to a surface such as a wall or floor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • freestanding — UK [ˈfriːˌstændɪŋ] / US [ˈfrɪˌstændɪŋ] adjective a freestanding piece of furniture or equipment is not fixed to a surface such as a wall or floor …   English dictionary

  • freestanding — free•stand•ing [[t]ˈfriˈstæn dɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) fia (of a sculpture, structure, etc.) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone 2) cvb not affiliated with others; autonomous: a freestanding clinic[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • freestanding — adjective standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything a freestanding bell tower a house with a separate garage • Syn: ↑separate • Similar to: ↑detached …   Useful english dictionary

  • freestanding — adj. free, unattached; unsupported …   English contemporary dictionary

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