[ noun ] freedom from control or influence of another or others
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
But it has been during the last two centuries , during the scientific revolution , that our independence from the physical environment has made the most rapid strides .(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
Thus in the three dice example * * f , * * f , and the independence assumption implies that the probability that the three dice fall ace , not ace , ace in that order is ( 1 6 ) ( 5 6 ) ( 1 6 ) .
Experimentally , we expect independence when the trials have nothing to do with one another .
In repetitions of the experiment from couple to couple , the votes of the two persons in a couple probably agree more often than independence would imply , because couples who visit the museum together are more likely to have similar tastes than are a random pair of people drawn from the entire population of visitors .
The constancy of p and the independence are the conditions most likely to give trouble in_practice .
[ noun ] the successful ending of the American Revolution
"they maintained close relations with England even after independence"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Also , we should not even to-day discount the fact that a region such_as the coastal lowlands centering_on Charleston had closer ties with England and the West_Indies than with the North even after independence .