1 not independent; "dependent children" [ant: independent]
3 of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence" [syn: subordinate] [ant: independent]
4 being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince" [syn: subject]
5 addicted to a drug [syn: dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out] n : a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support) [syn: dependant]
EtymologyOriginally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).
- Relying upon; depending upon
- At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.
- (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle
relying upon; depending upon
- One who relies on another for support
- With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)
- An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.
- (Greek grammar) the aorist subjunctive form of a verb; or non-past, perfective form of a verb
Dependency or dependent may refer to:*Chemical dependency, a need for a substance so strong that it becomes necessary to have this substance to function properly
- Co-dependency, a behavioural condition
- Dependence (behavioral medicine), a continuum of physical and psychological attachments related to the concept of addiction
- Dependent Personality Disorder, a psychiatric condition
- Coupling (computer science), also called dependency, a state in which one object uses a functionality of another object
- Dependency (project management), a link amongst a project's terminal elements
- Dependency relation, a type of binary relation in mathematics and computer science.
- Dependency (UML), a relationship between two elements in the Unified Modeling Language
- Dependent type, in computer science and logic, a type which depends on a value
- Dependent variable, in experimental design, a factor whose values in different treatment conditions are compared
- a join dependency, in computer science, occurs when a join operation is performed
- Dependent area or dependent territory, a classification of territory, especially a region that is not a sovereign state, but the possession of such.
- Dependant (law), a person who depends on another as a primary source of income. For example, a minor child, under the age of majority, is a dependant of his or her parent and the existence of the dependant enables the provider, such as a parent or guardian, to claim a deduction for the purpose of income tax calculations
- Dependency theory, an economic worldview
- Dependent Music, a record label
- Dependent Records, a record label
- Dependency ratio, in economics, the ratio of the economically dependent part of the economy to the productive part.
dependent in German: Abhängigkeit
dependent in Esperanto: Dependeco
dependent in French: Dépendance
dependent in Dutch: Afhankelijkheid
dependent in Russian: Зависимость
dependent in Simple English: Dependency
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