a person who is self-determining and is not responsible for his or her actions to any authority.
a professional athlete who is not under contract and is free to auction off his or her services and sign a contract with the team that offers the most money.
a person whose actions are not constrained by others
A person not under compulsion or constraint, not responsible to any authority for his or her actions. For example, After he quit his job, he decided to pursue the same line of work as a free agent. Originally used to describe a person subject to the philosophic concept of free will (as opposed to determinism), this expression was first recorded in 1662. Later it was extended to mean “someone not under obligation to an authority.”
A professional athlete who is free to sign a contract with any team. For example, After he was released from the Yankees, he was a free agent and could shop around for the team that offered the most money. [ Second half of 1900s ]
noun 1. . 2. air not affected by local conditions.
- Free-air correction
free-air correction (frē’âr’) A compensation factor used in gravitational surveys that takes into account the decrease in the force of gravity with increasing altitude, assuming only air intervenes between the observer and sea level. It is equal to -0.3086 mGal per meter above sea level. Also called Faye Correction. Compare Bouguer correction.
adverb, adjective 1. . Commerce. 1. free alongside ship: without charge to the buyer for goods delivered alongside ship. adjective 1. (of a shipment of goods) delivered to the dock without charge to the buyer, but excluding the cost of loading onto the vessel Abbreviation FAS, f.a.s Also free alongside vessel Compare free on board […]
noun 1. See under (def 1). [free-mey-suh n, free-mey-] /ˈfriˌmeɪ sən, ˌfriˈmeɪ-/ noun 1. a member of a widely distributed secret order (Free and Accepted Masons) having for its object mutual assistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members. 2. (lowercase) History/Historical. /ˈfriːˌmeɪsən/ noun 1. (medieval history) a member of a guild of […]