What does dependency mean?

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

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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)

  3. colony, dependencynoun

    a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country


  1. dependencynoun

    A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.

    Frank's sullen dependency was driving his father nuts.

  2. dependencynoun

    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. dependencynoun

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

  4. dependencynoun

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

  5. dependencynoun

    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. Dependencynoun

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

  2. Dependencynoun

    a thing hanging down; a dependence

  3. Dependencynoun

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

  4. Dependencynoun

    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

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  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. Michael McCloud:

    Not only are fall-related injuries the leading cause of injury death in older adults, but they often are the sentinel event in the so-called cascade to dependency, beyond the personal devastation, falls-related injuries have a significant societal cost.

  2. Julie Fisher:

    It is Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander Lukashenko willingness to increase dependency on Russia in every possible sphere, that has brought Alexander Lukashenko to the point of being in no position, really, to barely have a say in what it is Russia would decide to do militarily.

  3. Dan Bodner:

    We are making adjustments to our (marketing) strategy to reduce our dependency on large projects, it just takes too long for customers to make decisions when the numbers are big and budgets need to be justified.

  4. Rodrigo Catril:

    The Fed’s acknowledgment of a slowdown in the pace of the recovery and dependency on vaccine roll out are not new news, but it does provide equity investors a bit of a reality check, pushing out the timing for recovery.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful, our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.

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someone who takes the place of another person
  • A. noninvasive
  • B. alternate
  • C. hatched
  • D. dependable

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