noun Date: 1640 1. the quality or state of being independent 2. archaic competence 1

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  • Independence — Independence, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 113288 Housing Units (2000): 50213 Land area (2000): 78.328220 sq. miles (202.869151 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.126088 sq. miles (0.326566 sq. km) Total area (2000): 78.454308 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Independence — (eng. Unabhängigkeit) steht für Independence (Zigarren), Zigarrenmarke USS Independence, Schiffe der US Navy Independence (1951), Linienschiff für die Hochseeschifffahrt Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Independence (Alabama) Independence (Iowa)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Independence — puede referirse a: Independence, álbum del grupo Sex Museum Independence Day, película de 1996 Independence Hall, monumento nacional de Estados Unidos USS Independence, nombre de diversos buques estadounidenses Lugares Independence (Alabama)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Independence — is the self government of a nation, country, or state by its residents and population, or some portion thereof, generally exercising sovereignty. The term independence is used in contrast to subjugation, which refers to a region as a territory… …   Wikipedia

  • independence — UK US /ˌɪndɪˈpendəns/ noun [U] ► POLITICS freedom to make laws or decisions without being governed or controlled by another country, organization, etc.: gain/win/declare independence »The country gained its independence in 1991.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Independence — In de*pend ence, n. [Cf. F. ind[ e]pendance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self subsistence or maintenance; direction of one s own affairs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Independence —   [ɪndɪ pendəns], Stadt in Westmissouri, USA, im östlichen Vorstadtbereich von Kansas City, 112 300 Einwohner; Harry S. Truman Bibliothek.   Geschichte:   Independence wurde 1827 gegründet; Ausgangspunkt der Straße nach Santa Fe, Oregon und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • independence — (n.) 1630s; see INDEPENDENT (Cf. independent) + ENCE (Cf. ence). Earlier in same sense was independency (1610s). U.S. Independence Day (July 4) recorded under that name by 1791 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Independence — [in΄dē pen′dəns, in΄dipen′dəns] [in honor of JACKSON1 Andrew in allusion to his independence of character] city in W Mo.: suburb of Kansas City: pop. 113,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Independence — (spr. Independ ns), 1) Grafschaft im Staate Arkansas (Nordamerika), 46 QM.; Flüsse: White u. Black Rivers; große Nadelholzwaldungen; Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer; Rindvieh; schwarzer Marmor; Dampfschifffahrt auf dem White River; 1850: 7767 Ew.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Independence — (spr. indìpénnd us), Städte der nordamerikan. Union: 1) Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Jackson in Missouri und Villenvorort von Kansas City, hat höhere Schulen und (1900) 6974 Einw. – 2) Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Buchanan in Iowa, mit kath. Seminar… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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