Definitions for Dependentdɪˈpɛn dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•pend•entdɪˈpɛn dənt(adj.)

  1. relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.

  2. conditioned or determined by something else:

    Our trip is dependent on the weather.

  3. subordinate; subject:

    a dependent territory.

  4. 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.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Compare independent (def. 10). 14

  5. hanging down.

  6. (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.

    Category: Math

  7. (n.)a person who depends on someone or something for support, favor, etc., esp. a child, spouse, or aged parent.

Origin of dependent:

1375–1425

de•pend′ent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependant, dependent(adj)

    a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

  2. dependent(adj)

    relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

    "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"

  3. dependent, dependant, qualified(adj)

    contingent on something else

  4. dependent, subordinate(adj)

    (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"

  5. pendent, pendant, dependent(adj)

    held from above

    "a pendant bunch of grapes"

  6. subject, dependent(adj)

    being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

    "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"

  7. dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out(adj)

    addicted to a drug

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dependent(adjective)ɪˈpɛn dənt

    needing sth to work or exist

    Library services are dependent on property taxes.; dependent children

  2. dependentɪˈpɛn dənt

    needing a drug to feel good; = addicted

    dependent on heroin

Wiktionary

  1. dependent(Noun)

    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.)

  2. dependent(Noun)

    An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.

  3. dependent(Noun)

    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.

  4. dependent(Adjective)

    Relying upon; depending upon

    At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.

  5. dependent(Adjective)

    (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle

  6. dependent(Adjective)

    Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.

  7. dependent(Adjective)

    (in medicine:) affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine

  8. Origin: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependent(adj)

    hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf

  2. Dependent(adj)

    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

  3. Dependent(noun)

    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

  4. Dependent(noun)

    that which depends; corollary; consequence

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2697

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4649

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Adjectives Frequency: #364


Translations for Dependent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dependent(adjective)

relying on (someone etc) for (financial) support

He is totally dependent on his parents.

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