interdependency


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

in·ter·de·pen·dent

 (ĭn′tər-dĭ-pĕn′dənt)
adj.
Mutually dependent: "Our physiology and that of the plants we eat are not only biochemically similar but interdependent" (Cindy Engel).

in′ter·de·pen′dence, in′ter·de·pen′den·cy n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interdependency - a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
reciprocality, reciprocity - a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
commensalism - the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
parasitism - the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)
mutualism, symbiosis - the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
sharing - having in common; "the sharing of electrons creates molecules"
sharing - using or enjoying something jointly with others
References in periodicals archive ?
Our customers can add new management capabilities such as interdependency tracking without having to recode their services.
In addition to keeping patch levels current, the product will also offer the added security of deploying patches that have been independently tested for prerequisites and interdependency issues.
Ratings are downgraded at MAGI and MIRMA due to the strong business interdependency among MIR, affiliate Mirant Americas Energy Marketing (MAEM), MAGI and MIRMA.
They know and underline the interdependency between healthy companies and a healthy community.
The "Location Snapshot" is a detailed report, covering an entire facility and tying together outstanding recommendations, values, loss estimates, construction, occupancy, interdependency and exposure information, all depicted on a single screen.
Business continuity planning has assumed greater importance since the events of September 11th, based on this high level of interdependency, according to McConnell.
To more accurately predict the effects of both propulsion and electrical systems and their interdependency, the capabilities of ADVISOR were extended.
Additionally, Williams serves on three committees: Coordination, Communications and the Interdependency Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Management Working Group No.
The 2008 global economic crisis was an example of an unhealthy interdependency.
As depicted in Figure 4, these chains are composed of multiple interdependency types.
With wonderful use of language, she skillfully conveyed the major concepts of human/soil interdependency.