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Freedom may refer to:

  • Freedom (philosophy), the idea of being free.
  • Freedom (political), the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression.
  • Four freedoms, Roosevelt's freedoms of (1) speech and (2) belief, along with the freedom from (3) fear and (4) want.
  • Liberty, the condition in which an individual has the ability to act according to his or her own will.
  • Economic freedom, a controversial term used in economic research and policy debates.
  • Free content, freedom of an artist's work to be redistributed, modified, and studied by others.
  • Freedom of the City, an award made by municipalities, comparable to the (Golden) Key to the City, the signing of the golden book and similar ceremonies elsewhere.
  • Systolic freedom, a concept in mathematics.
  • Individual freedom, or individualism, the moral stance, political philosophy, or social outlook that stresses independence and self-reliance.
  • Statue of Freedom, sometimes called Freedom, or Armed Freedom sits on top of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.

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Freedom as a proper name may also refer to:

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People

Geography

Places in the United States:

Press

Construction

  • Freedom Ship, a concept for a floating city
  • Space Station Freedom, the name of a NASA project which later became the International Space Station
  • Freedom Tower (World Trade Center Tower 1), the centerpiece building of the new World Trade Center complex currently under construction in the Lower Manhattan section of New York City
  • USS Freedom, either of three US Navy ships
  • Freedom of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Television

Animation

  • Freedom Project, a series of six Original video animation with character and mecha designs by Katsuhiro Otomo, part of the promotional project for Nissin Foods Cup Noodles 35th anniversary known as Freedom Project
  • ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam, fictional weapon in the Gundam SEED and Destiny anime television series
  • ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam, a similar fictional weapon

Art

Music

Albums

Songs

Sports

  • Florence Freedom, an independent minor league baseball team that plays in the Frontier League
  • Washington Freedom, a women's professional soccer (football) team
  • Valley Forge Freedom, an 'A'-level professional Ice Hockey Team in the MAHL

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology

From Middle English fredom < Old English frēodōm < frēo < Proto-Germanic *frijaz < Proto-Indo-European *prijos- (dear, beloved); plus Old English -dōm < Proto-Germanic *domaz < Proto-Indo-European *dhe- (to set, put). Also see free, -dom.

Pronunciation

Noun

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freedom

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countable and uncountable; plural freedoms

freedom (countable and uncountable; plural freedoms)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
    Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.
  2. (countable) The lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general; a state of being free, unconstrained.
    Freedom of speech is a basic democratic value.
    People in our city enjoy many freedoms.
    Every child has a right to freedom from fear and freedom from want.

Usage notes

  • The phrase "freedom from" can have as an object: fear, want, hunger, pain, disease, stress, depression, debt, poverty, necessity, violence, war, advertising, addiction, etc.

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Common People Ideals

Freedom- Free from being owned by other People, Companies, Corporations or Government. It is as the opposite of "slavery".

Freedom vs endangering Life

Freedom does not give you permission to Injure others, OR endanger other Life's with reckless actions that have high probability to Injure others in the future.

Kids running into the roads, Hands free Driving (cell phone or texting), Speeding, Drinking & Driving and Spousal Abuse is an example of a reckless actions that endangers the Life of other People. Which is why it is against the Natural Laws of physics and may lead to death on a hard impact.

As a Parent you need to constantly teach your children these rules so when they are mature enough to go out of the home, they do NOT injure others from reckless actions.

Freedom today

Today, freedom is felt by many to be something that all human beings have from birth, and a natural right. This means that one is free by the fact that they are a human being. As humans, everyone has dignity that must be respected.

Types of freedom

Some of the main types of human freedom are: freedom to life, freedom of association, freedom of belief, freedom to express oneself, freedom to choose one's state in life. However, the civil constitutions of each country have different definitions of the freedoms allowed to the citizens. It has been argued that any law limits freedom, since it sets limits on what people may do.

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