[dih-pen-duh ns] /dɪˈpɛn dəns/
the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like.
reliance; confidence; trust:
Her complete reliability earned her our dependence.
an object of reliance or trust.
the state of being conditional or contingent on something, as through a natural or logical sequence:
the dependence of an effect upon a cause.
the state of being psychologically or physiologically on a drug after a prolonged period of use.
subordination or subjection:
the dependence of Martinique upon France.
the state or fact of being too dependent, esp for help or support
the state or fact of being dependent, esp for support or help
reliance; trust; confidence
(rare) an object or person relied upon
early 15c., from Middle French dépendance, from dependre (see depend). Originally also dependance (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form gradually predominated and after c.1800 dependance is rare. As an adjective from c.1600.
dependence de·pend·ence (dĭ-pěn’dəns)
[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 […]
[dih-skrip-tiv] /dɪˈskrɪp tɪv/ adjective 1. having the quality of describing; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay. 2. Grammar. 3. noting, concerned with, or based upon the fact or experience. 4. characterized by or based upon the classification and description of material in a given field: descriptive botany. /dɪˈskrɪptɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by […]
[dih-zahyn] /dɪˈzaɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of: to design a new bridge. 2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully. 3. to intend for a definite purpose: a scholarship designed for foreign students. […]
[dih-teyld, dee-teyld] /dɪˈteɪld, ˈdi teɪld/ adjective 1. having many : a detailed problem. 2. thorough in the treatment of ; minute: a detailed report. /ˈdiːteɪld/ adjective 1. having many details or giving careful attention to details: a detailed list of the ingredients required