What does dependency mean?

Definitions for dependency
dɪˈpɛn dən side·pen·den·cy

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

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


  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


  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

How to pronounce dependency?

  1. Alex
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How to say dependency in sign language?

  1. dependency


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dependency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dependency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dependency in a Sentence

  1. Bill Clinton:

    We have to get serious and creative about stemming the tide of drug overdoses and dependency.

  2. Shawn Robbins:

    Unless there is a drastic setback from current plans to gradually reopen cinemas, I wouldn't bet on it, the blockbusters remaining on the schedule have too much dependency on box office revenue.

  3. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke:

    These progressive policies have hit the black community like a nuclear blast, and until we reverse this government dependency, that’s what creates all of this – and encourages it, by the way.

  4. Humphrey Knight:

    Should the company be forced to file for bankruptcy protection, we don't believe this would materially impact its potash business, however, if this did result in a slowdown in Qinghai Salt Lake's potash production then this would hand the advantage to overseas producers as it could increase China's dependency on potash imports.

  5. The Omani shed:

    Lay aside dreams of greatness and embrace dreams of dependency

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  • التبعيةArabic
  • závislostCzech
  • Abhängigkeit, Kolonie, abhängig, SchutzgebietGerman
  • dependenciaSpanish
  • وابستگیPersian
  • saamattomuus, aloitekyvyttömyys, alainen, alusmaa, riippuvuusFinnish
  • dépendanceFrench
  • spleáchríochIrish
  • afhankelijkheid, kolonie, schutgebied, afhankelijksDutch

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