Definitions of dependence

  1. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lack of independence or self-sufficiency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause). Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A resting with confidence; reliance; trust. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Mutu onnection and support; concatenation; systematic er relation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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.
  12. State of depending; conuexion; reliance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Depending (upon), being conditioned or subordinate or subject; living at another\'s cost; reliance, confident trust; thing relied on. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [Latin] The act or the state of depending or of being dependent;—suspension from a support;—subjection to the action of a cause or law;—mutual connection and support;—subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one’s self;—a resting with confidence; reliance; trust. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. A thing or person at the disposal or discretion of another; state of being subordinate or subject; that which is not principal, that which is subordinate; concatenation, connexion; relation of any thing to another; trust, reliance, confidence. Complete Dictionary