Definitions for Dependentdɪˈpɛn dənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
conditioned or determined by something else:
Our trip is dependent on the weather.
a dependent territory.
used only in connection with other forms, not in isolation; subordinate. In I walked out when the bell rang, when the bell rang is a dependent clause.
Ref: Compare independent (def. 10). 14
(of a variable) having values determined by one or more independent variables. (of an equation) having solutions that are identical to those of another equation or to those of a set of equations.
(n.)a person who depends on someone or something for support, favor, etc., esp. a child, spouse, or aged parent.
Origin of dependent:
a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
"dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
dependent, dependant, qualified(adj)
contingent on something else
(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"
pendent, pendant, dependent(adj)
held from above
"a pendant bunch of grapes"
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
"subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out(adj)
addicted to a drug
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
needing sth to work or exist
Library services are dependent on property taxes.; dependent children
needing a drug to feel good; = addicted
dependent on heroin
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.
The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.
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
Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.
(in medicine:) affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine
Origin: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).
hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf
relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends
one who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents
that which depends; corollary; consequence
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2697
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4649
Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Adjectives Frequency: #364
Translations for Dependent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
relying on (someone etc) for (financial) support
He is totally dependent on his parents.
- afhanklik vanAfrikaans
- مُعْتَمِد، تابِعArabic
- dependentePortuguese (BR)
- odkázaný, závislýCzech
- (materiaalselt) sõltuvEstonian
- وابسته؛ متکی بهFarsi
- à chargeFrench
- ovisan, upućen naCroatian
- vkitől függőHungarian
- menggantungkan diriIndonesian
- dipendente, a caricoItalian
- وابسته؛ متکی بهPersian
- تر لاس لاندې، هيله ناك، متكىPashto
- întreţinut deRomanian
- находящийся на иждивенииRussian
- bağımlı, bağlıTurkish
- 依賴的Chinese (Trad.)
- той, що живе на утриманніUkrainian
- مالی طور پر محتاج ہوناUrdu
- dựa vàoVietnamese
- 依赖的Chinese (Simp.)
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