Dependence meaning

dĭ-pĕndəns
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(archaic) Trust; reliance.
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Reliance; trust.
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The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.

He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.

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An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.

Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.

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Dependence is defined as being controlled, influenced or reliant on someone or something else.

An example of dependence is someone needing their job to pay their mortgage.

An example of dependence is a plant requiring sunlight and water to grow.

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The condition or fact of being dependent.
  • A being contingent upon or influenced, controlled, or determined by something else.
  • Reliance (on another) for support or aid.
  • Subordination.
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The condition of being dependent on a substance such as a drug or on a given behavior.

Alcohol dependence; gambling dependence.

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Origin of dependence

  • From French dépendance

    From Wiktionary