- The definition of interdependent is two or more people or things that rely on or are affected by each other.
When two people need each other and each feels it impossible to survive without the other, this is an example of a situation where the people would be described as interdependent.
interdependent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Mutually dependent: “Today, the mission of one institution can be accomplished only by recognizing that it lives in an interdependent world with conflicts and overlapping interests” (Jacqueline Grennan Wexler).
- inˌter·de·penˈdence, inˌter·de·penˈden·cy noun
Variant of interdependence
dependence on each other or one another; mutual dependence