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  • 1 Dependence — De*pend ence, n. [LL. dependentia, fr. L. dependens. See {Dependent}, and cf. {Dependance}.] 1. The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dependence — UK [dɪˈpendəns] / US or dependency UK [dɪˈpendənsɪ] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) a situation in which you need someone or something in order to live or succeed dependence on: our dependence on our parents the industry s dependence on coal 2) the …

    English dictionary

  • 3 dependence — dependence, dependency The state of being connected to and subordinate to someone or something. The opposite of self reliance, this term may be encountered in a variety of sociological contexts. In the study of economic growth and the sociology… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 4 dependence — [dɪˈpendəns] or dependency [dɪˈpendənsi] noun [U] 1) a situation in which you need someone or something in order to live or succeed Syn: reliance the industry s dependence on coal[/ex] 2) the fact that someone is ADDICTED to a drug or to alcohol …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 5 dependence — dependence, dependency Dependence is ‘a state of depending’; dependency can also mean this but is more usually ‘something, especially a country or province, that is dependent on another’. The distinction was somewhat blurred by the emergence in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 dependence — / dependency [n1] confidence, reliance assurance, belief, credence, expectation, faith, hope, interdependence, responsibility, responsibleness, stability, steadiness, stock, trust, trustiness, trustworthiness; concepts 410,689 Ant. freedom,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 dependence — index faith, mainstay, mutuality, reliance, resource, trust (confidence) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 dependence on — index credence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 dependence — early 15c. (n.), c.1600 (adj.), from M.Fr. dépendance, from dependre (see DEPEND (Cf. depend)). Originally also DEPENDANCE (Cf. dependance) (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 dependence — reliance, *trust, confidence, faith …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 dependence — or dependance [dē pen′dəns, dipen′dəns] n. [ME dependaunce < OFr dependance or ML dependentia < L dependens: see DEPENDENT] 1. the condition or fact of being dependent; specif., a) a being contingent upon or influenced, controlled, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 dependence — noun 1 needing sb s help/support ADJECTIVE ▪ great, heavy ▪ a heavy dependence on imported materials ▪ absolute, complete, total ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 dependence — [[t]dɪpe̱ndəns[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu N on n Your dependence on something or someone is your need for them in order to succeed or be able to survive. ...the city s traditional dependence on tourism... Do you look forward to old age, or do you… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 dependence — drug dependence; n. the physical and/or psychological effects produced by the habitual taking of certain drugs, characterized by a compulsion to continue taking the drug; in ICD 10 (see International Classification of Diseases) it is known as… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 15 dependence — The quality or condition of relying upon, being influenced by, or being subservient to a person or object reflecting a particular need. [L. dependeo, to hang from] anchorage d. the need of normal cells to have an appropriate surface to attach to… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 dependence — n. 1) drug dependence 2) dependence on, upon * * * [dɪ pendəns] upon drug dependence drug dependence dependence on …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 dependence — de|pen|dence [dıˈpendəns] n also dependency [U] 1.) when you depend on the help and support of someone or something else in order to exist or be successful ≠ ↑independence dependence on/upon ▪ our dependence on oil as a source of energy ▪ the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dependence — de|pend|ence [ dı pendəns ] or de|pend|en|cy [ dı pendənsi ] noun uncount ** 1. ) a situation in which you need someone or something in order to live or succeed: dependence on: our dependence on our parents the industry s dependence on coal 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 dependence — /di pen deuhns/, n. 1. the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like. 2. reliance; confidence; trust: Her complete reliability earned her our dependence. 3. an object of reliance or trust. 4. the state of… …

    Universalium

  • 20 dependence — Synonyms and related words: Maecenas, a habit, abettor, acceptation, acception, acquiescence, acquired tolerance, acute alcoholism, addictedness, addiction, admirer, advocate, aficionado, alcoholism, amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, angel,… …

    Moby Thesaurus