[free-stan-ding] /ˈfriˈstæn dɪŋ/

(of sculpture or architectural elements) unattached to a supporting unit or background; alone.
not affiliated with others of its kind; independent; autonomous:
a freestanding clinic, not connected with any hospital.
standing apart; not attached to or supported by another object
(in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that can stand alone as a sentence; denoting or being a main clause Compare bound1 (sense 8b)


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