What does interdependence mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutuality, interdependence, interdependencynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. interdependencenoun

    the condition of being interdependent

Wikipedia

  1. interdependence

    Systems theory is the interdisciplinary study of systems, i.e. cohesive groups of interrelated, interdependent components that can be natural or human-made. Every system has causal boundaries, is influenced by its context, defined by its structure, function and role, and expressed through its relations with other systems. A system is "more than the sum of its parts" by expressing synergy or emergent behavior. Changing one component of a system may affect other components or the whole system. It may be possible to predict these changes in patterns of behavior. For systems that learn and adapt, the growth and the degree of adaptation depend upon how well the system is engaged with its environment and other contexts influencing its organization. Some systems support other systems, maintaining the other system to prevent failure. The goals of systems theory are to model a system's dynamics, constraints, conditions, and relations; and to elucidate principles (such as purpose, measure, methods, tools) that can be discerned and applied to other systems at every level of nesting, and in a wide range of fields for achieving optimized equifinality.General systems theory is about developing broadly applicable concepts and principles, as opposed to concepts and principles specific to one domain of knowledge. It distinguishes dynamic or active systems from static or passive systems. Active systems are activity structures or components that interact in behaviours and processes or interrelate through formal contextual boundary conditions (attractors). Passive systems are structures and components that are being processed. For example, a program is passive when it is a disc file and active when it runs in memory. The field is related to systems thinking, machine logic, and systems engineering.

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  1. interdependence

    Interdependence refers to the mutual reliance or dependence between two or more individuals, entities, systems or processes. In this relationship, parties involved depend on each other for resources, support, or cooperation, often resulting in benefits for all. Changes or issues affecting one party can impact others due to this interconnectedness. This concept is widely used in various fields including ecology, economics, and social sciences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interdependencenoun

    mutual dependence

Wikidata

  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.

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  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

Examples of interdependence in a Sentence

  1. Richard Nixon:

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

  2. 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.

  3. President Clinton:

    Few leaders have been so perfectly suited for the times in which they served, as a child in war-torn Europe, Madeleine and her family were twice forced to flee their home. When the end of the Cold War ushered in a new era of global interdependence, she became America's voice at the United Nations, then took the helm at the State Department, where she was a passionate force for freedom, democracy, and human rights.

  4. Marshall McLuhan:

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

  5. 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

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