What does interdependence mean?

Definitions for interdependence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutuality, interdependence, interdependency(noun)

    a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)


  1. interdependence(Noun)

    the condition of being interdependent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interdependence(noun)

    mutual dependence


  1. Interdependence

    Interdependence is a relationship in which each member is mutually dependent on the others. This concept differs from a dependence relationship, where some members are dependent and some are not. In an interdependent relationship, participants may be emotionally, economically, ecologically and/or morally reliant on and responsible to each other. An interdependent relationship can arise between two or more cooperative autonomous participants. Some people advocate freedom or independence as the ultimate good; others do the same with devotion to one's family, community, or society. Interdependence can be a common ground between these aspirations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interdependence

    in-tėr-de-pend-ens, n. mutual dependence: dependence of parts one on another.—adj. Interdepend′ent.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interdependence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interdependence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Nixon:

    If our ideals of Atlantic interdependence are to mean anything in practice.

  2. Marshall McLuhan:

    The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.

  3. Thomas Merton:

    The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another

  4. Greg Anderson:

    Let's face it. In most of life we really are interdependent. We need each other. Staunch independence is an illusion, but heavy dependence isn't healthy, either. The only position of long-term strength is interdependence: win/win.

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