Separated vs Independent - What's the difference?

separated | independent |


As adjectives the difference between separated and independent

is that separated is detached; not connected or joined; two or more things stand apart while independent is not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free.

As a verb separated

is (separate).

As a noun independent is

a candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.

separated

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • detached; not connected or joined; two or more things stand apart.
  • (of spouses) estranged; living apart but not divorced.
  • Usage notes

    When used in cooking to describe eggs in which the yolk and white have been disjoined from each other, it is more commonly used in the appositive form (two eggs, separated'') than in the usual position for an English adjective (''two separated eggs ).

    Antonyms

    * combined * unified * united

    Verb

    (head)
  • (separate)
  • Anagrams

    * * *

    independent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
  • (politics) not affiliated with any political party
  • Providing a comfortable livelihood.
  • an independent property
  • Not subject to bias or influence; self-directing.
  • a man of an independent mind
  • Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
  • * R. P. Ward
  • That obligation in general, under which we conceive ourselves bound to obey a law, independent of those resources which the law provides for its own enforcement.

    Synonyms

    * autonomous * free * selfstanding

    Antonyms

    * contingent * dependent

    Derived terms

    * independency * independent contractor * independent film * * independently * independent means

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
  • A neutral or uncommitted person.
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