Business / Human Resources (HR) / Independent Contractor: A self-employed individual who performs a service for an employer under an express or implied agreement and who is not subject to the employer's control, or right to control, regarding the method and means in which the service is performed.
Independent Noun Synonyms: free, self-governing, autonomous, sovereign
Independent Adjective Synonyms: self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-assured, (self-)confident, bold, individualistic, competent
Business / Finance / Independent Project: NYSE member who executes orders for floor brokers and firms other than its own. MORE
Technology / Television (TV) / Independent Station: Stations not affiliated with any network, usually refers to commercial stations only. MORE
Health / Health Insurance / Independent Practice Associations: IPAs are similar to HMOs, except that individuals receive care in a physician's own office, rather than in an HMO facility. MORE
Health / Health Insurance / Independent Practice Association (IPA): An organization comprised of individual physicians or physicians in small group practices that contracts with MCOs on behalf of its member physicians to provide healthcare services. MORE
Business / Machine Shop / Chuck (Independent Jaw): A chuck, each of whose jaws (usually four) is adjusted with a screw action independently of the other jaws. MORE