Semi-dependent



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 independent (def 14), main1 (def 4).
5.
hanging down; pendent.
6.
Mathematics.

(of a variable) having values determined by one or more independent variables.
(of an equation) having solutions that are identical to those of another equation or to those of a set of equations.

7.
Statistics. (of an event or a value) not statistically independent.
noun
8.
a person who depends 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.
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)

(of a variable) having a value depending on that assumed by a related independent variable
(of a linear equation) having every solution as a solution of one or more given linear equations

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

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

Contingent on or subordinate to another.

Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support.

Hanging down.

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

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