independent  / ˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt /

not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself:
an independent thinker.
not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous; free:
an independent businessman.
not influenced by the thought or action of others:
independent research.
not dependent; not depending or contingent upon something else for existence, operation, etc.

an independent person or thing.
a small, privately owned business:

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