Overdependent



[dih-pen-duh nt] /dɪˈpɛn dənt/

adjective
1.
relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
2.
conditioned or determined by something else; contingent:
Our trip is dependent on the weather.
3.
subordinate; subject:
a dependent territory.
4.
Grammar. not used in isolation; used only in connection with other forms. In I walked out when the bell rang, when the bell rang is a dependent clause.
Compare (def 14), 1 (def 4).
5.
hanging down; pendent.
6.
Mathematics.

7.
Statistics. (of an event or a value) not statistically independent.
noun
8.
a person who on or needs someone or something for aid, support, favor, etc.
9.
a child, spouse, parent, or certain other relative to whom one contributes all or a major amount of necessary financial support:
She listed two dependents on her income-tax form.
10.
Archaic. a subordinate part.
/ˌəʊvədɪˈpɛndənt/
adjective
1.
excessively dependent on a person or thing for aid, support, etc
/dɪˈpɛndənt/
adjective
1.
depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc
2.
(postpositive; foll by on or upon) influenced or conditioned (by); contingent (on)
3.
subordinate; subject: a dependent prince
4.
(obsolete) hanging down
5.
(maths)

noun
6.
(grammar) an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor
7.
a variant spelling (esp US) of dependant

15c., variant spelling of dependant, now mostly restricted to adjectival use; see -ance. Dependent variable in mathematics is recorded from 1852.

dependent de·pend·ent (dĭ-pěn’dənt)
adj.

n.
One who relies on another especially for financial support.

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