The definition of dependent is relying on someone or something else, or a clause that cannot stand alone as a sentence.(adjective)
Dependent is defined as someone who relies on someone else for their existence.(noun)
An example of a dependent is the child of a man.
See dependent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr dependant < L dependens, prp. of dependere: see depend
See dependent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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