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Definition of "interdependent" [in•ter•de•pend•ent]

  • Mutually dependent: "Today, the mission of one institution can be accomplished only by recognizing that it lives in an interdependent world with conflicts and overlapping interests” ( Jacqueline Grennan Wexler). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interdependent" in a sentence
  • "*** The court based this decision on its finding that the long-term interdependent nature of the 10-year relationship between appellant and Blanchard “fulfills any definitional criteria of the term ‘family.’”"
  • "This concept is sometimes referred to as the interdependent utility."
  • "A long-term interdependent couple is a long-term interdependent couple, no matter what the gender or sexuality of the people in it."