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de•pend•ence



Pronunciation: (di-pen'duns), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dependence.html on line 73 [key]
n.
1. the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like.
2. reliance; confidence; trust: Her complete reliability earned her our dependence.
3. an object of reliance or trust.
4. the state of being conditional or contingent on something, as through a natural or logical sequence: the dependence of an effect upon a cause.
5. the state of being psychologically or physiologically dependent on a drug after a prolonged period of use.
6. subordination or subjection: the dependence of Martinique upon France. Also,de•pend'ance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dependence.html on line 140 dependence (Thesaurus)

 

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