Independent vs Veteran - What's the difference?

independent | veteran |


As nouns the difference between independent and veteran

is that independent is a candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform while veteran is veteran.

As an adjective independent

is not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free.

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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    veteran

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person with long experience of a particular activity.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers.
  • A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
  • Derived terms

    * Veterans Day

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having had long experience, practice, or service.
  • * Macaulay
  • The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.}}
  • Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
  • Anagrams

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