Pronunciation: (frē'stan'ding), [key]
1. (of sculpture or architectural elements) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone.
2. not affiliated with others of its kind; independent; autonomous: a freestanding clinic, not connected with any hospital. Also,free'-stand'ing.
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