Independence vs Freedom - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between independence and freedom

is that independence is 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 without interference while freedom is (uncountable) the state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

independence

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 without interference.
  • The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
  • freedom

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
  • (countable) The lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general; a state of being free, unconstrained.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.}}
  • Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
  • * Milton
  • I emboldened spake and freedom used.
  • Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum.
  • Usage notes

    * The phrase "freedom from" can have as an object: fear, want, hunger, pain, disease, stress, depression, debt, poverty, necessity, violence, war, advertising, addiction, etc.

    Synonyms

    * liberty * license * exemption

    Antonyms

    * bondage * constraint

    Derived terms

    * academic freedom * degree of freedom * economic freedom * financial freedom * freedom fighter * freedom fries * freedom march * freedom of assembly * freedom of association * freedom of contract * freedom of expression * freedom of movement * freedom of petition * freedom of religion * freedom of speech * freedom of the air * freedom of the press * freedom of the seas * freedom ride * freedom rider * freedom to roam * individual freedom * let freedom ring * political freedom * unfreedom * non-freedom