Definitions for dependencydɪˈpɛn dən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•pend•en•cydɪˈpɛn dən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the state of being dependent; dependence.

  2. something dependent or subordinate; appurtenance.

  3. a subject territory that is not an integral part of the ruling country.

    Category: Government

  4. outbuilding; annex.

Origin of dependency:

1585–95

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)

  3. colony, dependency(noun)

    a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

Wiktionary

  1. dependency(Noun)

    A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.

    Frank's sullen dependency was driving his father nuts.

  2. dependency(Noun)

    Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:

    In the United States' governmental structure, the military is conceived as a dependency under the executive branch.

  3. dependency(Noun)

    A colony, or a territory subject to rule by an external power.

  4. dependency(Noun)

    A dependence on a habit-forming substance such as a drug or alcohol; addiction.

  5. dependency(Noun)

    Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.

    This library has a lot of dependencies. We have to compile all of those other libraries first.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependency(noun)

    state of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust

  2. Dependency(noun)

    a thing hanging down; a dependence

  3. Dependency(noun)

    that which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like

  4. Dependency(noun)

    a territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America

Freebase

  1. Dependency

    In a project network, a dependency is a link amongst a project's terminal elements. There are four kinds of dependencies with respect to ordering terminal elements: ⁕Finish to start ⁕A FS B = B can't start before A is finished ⁕ ⁕ FS ⁕Finish to finish ⁕A FF B = B can't finish before A is finished ⁕ ⁕ FF ⁕Start to start. ⁕A SS B = B can't start before A starts ⁕ ⁕ SS ⁕Start to finish ⁕A SF B = B can't finish before A starts ⁕ ⁕ SF Finish-to-start is considered a "natural dependency" whereas all the others are constraints imposed by the scheduler to reflect resource constraints or preferential dependencies. SF is rarely used, and should generally be avoided. There are three kinds of dependencies with respect to the reason for the existence of dependency: ⁕Causal ⁕It is impossible to edit a text before it is written ⁕It is illogical to pour concrete before you dig the foundations of a building ⁕Resource constraints ⁕It is logically possible to paint four walls in a room simultaneously but there is only one painter

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