Dependent Definition

dĭ-pĕndənt
dependents
adjective
Influenced, controlled, or determined by something else; contingent.
Webster's New World
Subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word.
American Heritage
Relying (on another) for support or aid.
Webster's New World
Hanging down.
Webster's New World
Compulsively using a drug or other substance or engaging in a given behavior and unable to stop without experiencing withdrawal or other significant physiological or psychological symptoms.
Dependent on alcohol.
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noun
dependents
A person who depends on someone else for existence, support, etc.
Webster's New World
One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
American Heritage
A subordinate part.
Webster's New World
A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return.
Webster's New World Law

(grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.

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other
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Dependent variable.
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Other Word Forms of Dependent

Noun

Singular:
dependent
Plural:
dependents

Origin of Dependent

  • Originally dependant, from French dépendant, present participle of dépendre (“to hang down”) (in English assimilated to Latin dēpendēntem).

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