relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
conditioned or determined by something else; contingent:
Our trip is dependent on the weather.
a dependent territory.
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).
hanging down; pendent.
(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.
Statistics. (of an event or a value) not statistically independent.
a person who depends on or needs someone or something for aid, support, favor, etc.
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.
Archaic. a subordinate part.
depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc
(postpositive; foll by on or upon) influenced or conditioned (by); contingent (on)
subordinate; subject: a dependent prince
(obsolete) hanging down
(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
(grammar) an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor
a variant spelling (esp US) of dependant
dependent de·pend·ent (dĭ-pěn’dənt)
Contingent on or subordinate to another.
Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support.
One who relies on another especially for financial support.
adjective 1. not having sufficient weapons.
noun 1. a long, cylindrical, often slender piece of wood, metal, etc.: a telephone pole; a fishing pole. 2. Northeastern U.S. a long, tapering piece of wood or other material that extends from the front axle of a vehicle between the animals drawing it. 3. Nautical. a light spar. that part of a mast between […]
noun, Nova Scotia. 1. a pallbearer.
noun, plural underbellies. 1. the lower abdomen; posterior ventral area, as of an animal’s body. 2. the lower surface of an object; underside: the underbelly of an airplane. 3. a vulnerable area; weak point: an attack on the soft underbelly of Europe. 4. a dark, seamy, often hidden area or side: a police officer continually […]