independent business owner meaning, independent business owner definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( independents    plural  )
1       adj   If one thing or person is independentof another, they are separate and not connected, so the first one is not affected or influenced by the second.  
oft ADJ of/from n  
Your questions should be independent of each other..., Two independent studies have been carried out.     
  independently      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj, oft ADV of/from n  
...several people working independently in different areas of the world..., The commission will operate independently of ministers.     
2       adj   If someone is independent, they do not need help or money from anyone else.  
oft ADJ of/from n     (Antonym: dependent)    Phil was now much more independent of his parents..., She would like to be financially independent...     
  independently      adv   ADV after v, ADV adj/-ed  
We aim to help disabled students to live and study independently.     
3       adj   Independent countries and states are not ruled by other countries but have their own government.  
oft ADJ from/of n  
Papua New Guinea became independent from Australia in 1975.     
4       adj   An independent organization or other body is one that controls its own finances and operations, rather than being controlled by someone else.  
ADJ n independent television station.     
5       adj   An independent school does not receive money from the government or local council, but from the fees paid by its students' parents or from charities.  
  (BRIT)   usu ADJ n     (Antonym: state)    He taught chemistry at a leading independent school.     
6       adj   An independent inquiry or opinion is one that involves people who are not connected with a particular situation, and should therefore be fair.  
ADJ n  
The government ordered an independent inquiry into the affair...     
7       adj   An independent politician is one who does not represent any political party.  
usu ADJ n  
There's been a late surge of support for an independent candidate.     
      An independent is an independent politician., n-count  
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an Internet business which has failed
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
business linked to the Internet but also to traditional economy
business operating in a "real world" not on the internet : like a department store, a car manufacturer
see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
intentional copy and use of a software product without the permission of its owner
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.


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