What does dependence mean?

Definitions for dependence
dɪˈpɛn dənsde·pen·dence

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependence, dependance, dependencynoun

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

  2. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituationnoun

    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

Wiktionary

  1. dependencenoun

    The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.

    He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.

  2. dependencenoun

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

    Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependencenoun

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

  2. Dependencenoun

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

  3. Dependencenoun

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

  4. Dependencenoun

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

  5. Dependencenoun

    a resting with confidence; reliance; trust

  6. Dependencenoun

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

  7. Dependencenoun

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

  8. Dependencenoun

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

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of dependence in a Sentence

  1. International Labor Organization:

    In the presence of such shocks, men and women without social protection nets tend to borrow to smooth consumption, and to accept any job for themselves or their children, even under exploitative conditions. This can lead to heavy dependence on creditors, recruiters and unscrupulous employers.

  2. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.

  3. Cyril Connolly:

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

  4. James Baldwin:

    We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.

  5. Jim Krane:

    That said, Saudi Arabia is changing its relationship with oil. The dependence remains. But the kingdom is squeezing more value out of its oil.

Images & Illustrations of dependence

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