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de·pen·den·cy

also de·pen·dan·cy (dĭ-pĕn′dən-sē)
n. pl. de·pen·den·cies also de·pen·dan·cies
1. Dependence.
2. Something dependent or subordinate.
3. A minor territory under the jurisdiction of a government.
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dependency

(dɪˈpɛndənsɪ) or

dependancy

n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
2. (Sociology) a dependent or subordinate person or thing
3. (Psychology) psychol overreliance by a person on another person or on a drug, etc
4. another word for dependence
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de•pend•en•cy

(dɪˈpɛn dən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being dependent; dependence.
2. something dependent or subordinate; appurtenance.
3. a subject territory that is not an integral part of the ruling country.
4. outbuilding; annex.
Sometimes, de•pend′an•cy.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dependency - the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something elsedependency - 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
2.dependency - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)dependency - 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)
3.dependency - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Crown Colony - a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
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dependency

noun
1. province, colony, outpost, dominion, protectorate a tiny European dependency
2. overreliance, need for, attachment, reliance, leaning on, clinging on I am concerned by his dependency on his mother.
3. addiction, dependence, craving, need, habit, obsession, enslavement, overreliance He began to show signs of alcohol and drug dependency.
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dependency

also dependancy
noun
An area subject to rule by an outside power:
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Translations
alusmaariippuvuus
afhankelijkheidafhankelijkskolonieschutgebied

dependency

[dɪˈpendənsɪ] N
1. (Pol) (= territory) → posesión f, dominio m
2. (= dependence) → dependencia f
dependency culturecultura f de dependencia
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dependency

[dɪˈpɛndənsi] n
(= country controlled by another) → colonie f
(= reliance) → dépendance f
dependency on sb → dépendance à l'égard de qn
dependency on sth → dépendance à l'égard de qch
(= addiction) (mainly US)dépendance f
drug dependency → dépendance à la drogue f
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dependency

n
(= country)Schutzgebiet nt, → Kolonie f
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dependency

[dɪˈpɛndənsɪ] n (country) → possedimento
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dependency

n dependencia; chemical — drogodependencia, dependencia a sustancias
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References in classic literature ?
But, because I had already very clearly recognized in myself that the intelligent nature is distinct from the corporeal, and as I observed that all composition is an evidence of dependency, and that a state of dependency is manifestly a state of imperfection, I therefore determined that it could not be a perfection in God to be compounded of these two natures and that consequently he was not so compounded; but that if there were any bodies in the world, or even any intelligences, or other natures that were not wholly perfect, their existence depended on his power in such a way that they could not subsist without him for a single moment.
Besides the fief of Tirechappe, he had inherited from his father the fief of Moulin, which was a dependency of the square tower of Gentilly; it was a mill on a hill, near the château of Winchestre
As a new departure in organized attack on an outlying English dependency, it was more than interesting.
He made no reply, though his eye fell wistfully on the beautiful form of Alice, who was clinging to his arm with the dependency of an infant.
"No, sir, not on that ground; but, on the ground that you did forget it, and that you care whether or not a dependent is comfortable in his dependency, I agree heartily."
I, a bondsman just released from the yoke, freed for one week from twenty-one years of constraint, must, of necessity, resume the fetters of dependency. Hardly had I tasted the delight of being without a master when duty issued her stern mandate: "Go forth and seek another service." I never linger over a painful and necessary task; I never take pleasure before business, it is not in my nature to do so; impossible to enjoy a leisurely walk over the city, though I perceived the morning was very fine, until I had first presented Mr.
The dependency of one organic being on another, as of a parasite on its prey, lies generally between beings remote in the scale of nature.
This is my share in the advantages my country shall reap from the possession of such a mag- nificent dependency. The mere wealth I leave to others.
In 18 EU Member States, the levels of net oil imports were close to their oil consumption levels, with dependency rates lying between 96% and 104%.
Other countries with a higher dependency rate than Cyprus were; Malta (104%), Slovenia (103%) and Bulgaria (102%).
Cyprus, with 101 per cent, is in the group of eight countries with dependency levels of 100 per cent and more.
The dependency scholars notably Herbert Schiller called it cultural imperialism.