What does dependence mean?

Definitions for dependencedɪˈpɛn dəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dependence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependence, dependance, dependency(noun)

    the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

  2. 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)

Wiktionary

  1. dependence(Noun)

    The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.

    He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.

  2. dependence(Noun)

    An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.

    Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependence(noun)

    the act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support

  2. Dependence(noun)

    the state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause)

  3. Dependence(noun)

    mutu/// /onnection and support; concatenation; systematic ///er relation

  4. Dependence(noun)

    subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self

  5. Dependence(noun)

    a resting with confidence; reliance; trust

  6. Dependence(noun)

    that on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence

  7. Dependence(noun)

    that which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else

  8. Dependence(noun)

    a matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dependence' in Nouns Frequency: #2569

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dependence in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dependence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Thompson:

    I think there's some real opportunities here to achieve both lower costs and less international dependence.

  2. Cyril Connolly:

    All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.

  4. Sri da Avabhas:

    All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.

  5. Louis K. Anspacher:

    Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.

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