Definitions of dependence

  1. lack of independence or self-sufficiency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A resting with confidence; reliance; trust. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Mutu onnection and support; concatenation; systematic er relation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The state of being supported or influenced by or subject to, another; reliance; trust; that on which one relies. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The act of depending, or the state of being dependent reliance; trust; subordination; something relied upon. dependance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The state of being dependent: concacenation; reliance; that which is attached, but subordinate to something; a territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; state of pending. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Reliance; trust; connection; state of being at the disposal of another; that which is attached to something else as subordinate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dependence

  1. The dependence of the American farmer upon the merchant marine. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  2. He wrote it in the hour of that melancholy triumph when he had been at last set free from the dependence upon hope. – Essays by Alice Meynell