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1. The relationship between two or more events in which no information about any combination of some of them contains any information about any combination of the others.
2. The state of mutual detachment between or among autonomous units.


Etymology: L, in, not, de, from, pendere, to hang
1 the state or quality of being independent; autonomy; freedom from the influence, guidance, or control of a person or a group.
2 a lack of requirement or reliance on another for physical existence or emotional needs. independent, adj.


Social medicine
The ability to carry out activities that support one’s own lifestyle and to control the care given by others.
Statistical independence, see there.


in statistical terms two variables are independent if the expected distribution of one variable is the same for each and every value of the other. Independence implies zero correlation, but the reverse is not necessarily true.

Patient discussion about independence

Q. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently? I have a friend who is staying as a paying guest and is being taken care of by all our family members. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently?

A. I am very much moved by your deeds.

• Many people with autism do flourish and go on to hold responsible jobs and live independently. Others have the intellectual abilities to be employed but are held back by their inability to adapt socially to the stresses of everyday life.

• The focus of every intervention program for the person with autism should be to work on helping them adapt to living in society. Their quality of life and ability to function is far more important than how they do on an I.Q. test.

Q. Where should i go when i feel down and lonely? is there like an independence way to lift my spirit?

A. I spend a lot of time in "my room". It has a window to look out and a comfortable chair to sit and think in. I can shut the door to get real quiet. I can read and study things. Reading gets my mind off of down feelings. There is also a time for going out walking. It frees my mind. When I come back I seem to have a new perspective on things. Sometimes I go and sit out in the woods for awhile where I live. I like listening to the birds and nature sounds. Its nice to see clouds going by in the sky or the stars at night. If something's really bothering you, call on someone you can trust and talk it out. Just find that activity that suits you best and get busy at it.

Q. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. My elder daughter was diagnosed with autism and I look out for information on raising a child with autism. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. I need help.

A. Hi there. Mellou here. I have a 19 yr old son that has autism. Yes I believe that children can be taught to live a independant life. My son attends a Independant Living Center to learn how to be self sufficiate and so far he is learning alot. It is just taking awhile for him to get at it and do it.
Hope this helps you hon. Good luck

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Morsi continued NAM has not changed the objectives by which it has been established and supports the independency of the member states and reflects peace and justice and aims to establish a just world.
Priscilla will be remembered by her strong independency and her fiercely love for her family.
In order to ensure steady supply of natural resources in the future, the Ministry has outlined eight strategies, which include setting a timetable for energy independency, participating in large-scale resources development projects, and improving the management efficiency of state firms engaging in the natural resources sector.
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Erekat, during a political seminar in Ramallah, clarified that the Palestinian state announced independency in 1988 in Algeria and that international recognition of the state is an individual choice of sovereignty for each country.
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Turkey supported Iraq's independency, political and territorial integrity in the past and it keeps supporting them and it will continue to do so in the future.

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