Dependency meaning

dĭ-pĕndən-sē
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Dependency is defined as a state of needing something or someone.

When you rely on coffee to get you through the day, this is an example of a caffeine dependency.

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Something dependent or subordinate.
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A land or territory geographically distinct from the country governing it, and held in trust or as a possession, etc. in a subordinate status.
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Addiction to alcohol or drugs.
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Any emotional need or reliance regarded as excessive, unhealthy, etc.
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A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.

Frank's sullen dependency was driving his father nuts.

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Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else.

In the United States' governmental structure, the military is conceived as a dependency under the executive branch.

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(computing) Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.

This library has a lot of dependencies. We have to compile all of those other libraries first.

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Dependence.
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Something dependent or subordinate.
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A minor territory under the jurisdiction of a government.
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Dependence.
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