Definitions for dependencedɪˈpɛn dəns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like.
the state of being conditional or contingent on something:
the dependence of an effect upon a cause.
the state of being psychologically or physiologically dependent on a drug or alcohol.
subordination or subjection.
Origin of dependence:
1400–50; < OF
dependence, dependance, dependency(noun)
the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation(noun)
being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the country's dependence on oil; her dependence on her family
sb's uncontrollable need for a drug
the patient's dependence on pain killers; drug/alcohol dependence
The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.
An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.
the act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support
the state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause)
mutu/// /onnection and support; concatenation; systematic ///er relation
subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self
a resting with confidence; reliance; trust
that on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence
that which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else
a matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel