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Definition of "dependent" []

  • Contingent on another. (adjective)
  • Subordinate. (adjective)
  • Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support: dependent children. (adjective)
  • Hanging down. (adjective)
  • One who relies on another especially for financial support. (noun)
  • Contingent on another. (adjective)
  • Contingent on another. (adjective)
  • Subordinate. (adjective)
  • Subordinate. (adjective)
  • Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support: dependent children. (adjective)
  • Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support: dependent children. (adjective)
  • Hanging down. (adjective)
  • Hanging down. (adjective)
  • One who relies on another especially for financial support. (noun)
  • One who relies on another especially for financial support. (noun)

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 "dependent" in a sentence
  • "Preferring the term dependent to interdependent is more than an acknowledgement that dependence (of all) necessarily implies inter-dependence."
  • "Preferring the term dependent to interdependent is more than an acknowledgement that dependence (of all) necessarily implies inter-dependence."
  • "From an epistemological point of view, this makes our ability to pick out the extension of a term dependent on our knowledge of its intension."
  • "Some U.S. officials believe Pakistan wants the U.S. to remain dependent on the ISI for that intelligence."
  • "Preferring the term dependent to interdependent is more than an acknowledgement that dependence (of all) necessarily implies inter-dependence."
  • "From an epistemological point of view, this makes our ability to pick out the extension of a term dependent on our knowledge of its intension."
  • "Some U.S. officials believe Pakistan wants the U.S. to remain dependent on the ISI for that intelligence."
  • "From an epistemological point of view, this makes our ability to pick out the extension of a term dependent on our knowledge of its intension."
  • "Some U.S. officials believe Pakistan wants the U.S. to remain dependent on the ISI for that intelligence."