Definitions for dependencedɪˈpɛn dəns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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)

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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

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