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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.

interdependent

(ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənt)
adj
relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other

in•ter•de•pend•ent

(ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dənt)

adj.
mutually dependent; depending on each other.
[1810–20]
in`ter•de•pend′ence, in`ter•de•pend′en•cy, n.
in`ter•de•pend′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.interdependent - mutually dependent
dependent - relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
Translations

interdependent

[ˌɪntədɪˈpendənt] ADJinterdependiente

interdependent

[ˌɪntərdɪˈpɛndənt] adjinterdépendant(e)

interdependent

interdependent

[ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənt] adjinterdipendente
References in classic literature ?
I add this condition because, if that to which they are related is stated as haphazard and not accurately, the two are not found to be interdependent.
When the terminology is thus correct, it is evident that all correlatives are interdependent.
And as the telephone is essentially the instrument of co-working and interdependent people, it found itself suddenly welcomed as the most popular and indispensable of all the agencies that put men in touch with each other.
Another purpose of this study was to investigate the functions of interdependent and independent SC on attitude toward mental health services.
In athletic settings, an individual sports is considered as an independent task which does not require interaction with others, and a team sports is considered as an interdependent task which requires high interactions with others in the team.
Accordingly, these two views of the individual in society determine the degree to which people feel independent, on one hand, or interdependent, on the other.
Markus and Kitayama (1991) suggest two types of self-construals, interdependent and independent, and argue for the systematic influence of these differing self-concepts on cognition, emotion, and motivation.
African American students expressed more salient independent self-construals, whereas Asian American students expressed more salient interdependent self-construals.
Sir - Glyn Davies is halfway accepting "independence" as a viable and desirable political destination for Wales, and I congratulate him for demolishing one myth, that Wales cannot support itself, but I am sadly disappointed to notice that he clings to another, along with other Welsh politicians who support the Union, and that is that Wales should be interdependent (which all countries inevitably are in the 21st century).
Being interdependent in the alliance has proven, over the years, to make us stronger rather than more vulnerable.
With that globalization of markets, we become more interdependent.
I spoke on how the interdependent fight had evolved far faster than we might have thought.