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dependent

de·pend·ent [or] de·pend·ant

dependent [or] dependant

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pen dihnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: relying on another for help or to provide what one needs.
Children are dependent on their parents for food and shelter.
antonyms:
independent
similar words:
helpless, immature, minor, young
definition 2: controlled by how something else turns out.
How much water I'll need to drink is dependent on how far I run.
antonyms:
absolute, independent
similar words:
likely, possible, relative, subject
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one requiring the help of another in order to survive.
My parents have two dependents to take care of: myself and my sister.
synonyms:
minor
similar words:
child, juvenile, vassal, youth
derivation: dependently (adv.)
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