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also de·pen·dance  (dĭ-pĕn′dəns)
a. The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else: the economy's dependence on oil.
b. The state of being dependent on another for financial support.
2. The condition of being dependent on a substance such as a drug or on a given behavior: alcohol dependence; gambling dependence.
3. Archaic Trust; reliance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dependance - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)dependance - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
drug addiction, white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
2.dependance - the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something elsedependance - the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
helplessness - the state of needing help from something
reliance - the state of relying on something
subordination - the state of being subordinate to something
contingency - the state of being contingent on something


also dependance
Absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of another:
References in classic literature ?
I am still doubtful at times as to marrying; if the old man would die I might not hesitate, but a state of dependance on the caprice of Sir Reginald will not suit the freedom of my spirit; and if I resolve to wait for that event, I shall have excuse enough at present in having been scarcely ten months a widow.
To be sure I wishes that parson Supple had but a little more spirit, to tell the squire of his wickedness in endeavouring to force his daughter contrary to her liking; but then his whole dependance is on the squire; and so the poor gentleman, though he is a very religious good sort of man, and talks of the badness of such doings behind the squire's back, yet he dares not say his soul is his own to his face.
Bouzouada a indique que le secteur du bois et de l'ameublement rencontre quelques difficultes comme le manque de main d'oeuvre qualifiee et experimentee en raison du desistement des jeunes qui ne veulent pas se former dans ce domaine et la dependance au niveau de la matiere premiere.
Mais avec la conjoncture actuelle, cela a montre que la dependance a [beaucoup moins que]l'or noir[beaucoup plus grand que] n'a pas ete qu'une benediction.
The drug causes dependance when abused, and its addiction can lead to social and lifestyle issues.
The sooner individuals as societies move towards making their dependance on fossil derivatives a thing of the past, the faster will the turnaround of the planet's health become a certainty.
Une situation qui ne ravit pas le ministre pour autant, car Lahlimi s'est plaint du manque d'efforts pour la modernisation et l'automatisation du secteur primaire et ce, pour diminuer la dependance recurrente de la croissance des aleas climatiques.
L'esclavage <<traditionnel>> est tellement complexe, pouvant meme aller jusqu'a un esclavage <<volontaire>>, aujourd'hui tout comme hier, que l'on a parle de formes extremes de dependance (Condominas 1998) pour definir cette categorie sociale.
Ben Hughes, director of capital projects at Deloitte Middle East, discussed the importance of reducing the dependance on oil and diversifying to other avenues, at the Leaders in Construction UAE Summit 2016.
China is trying to reduce its dependance on fossil fuels that are contributing to choking smog.
Health and social services minister Mark Drakeford said: "Our aim is to create a stronger, highly-trained primary care workforce, which can deliver a wide-range of services in local communities, reducing our dependance on hospital-based care.
The government there lures people to install solar equipment at their houses to reduce dependance on the conventional energy resources.