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dependence

de·pend·ence (de·pend·ance)

dependence (dependance)

 
pronunciation:
dih pen dihns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being dependent on another for help or support.
synonyms:
dependency
similar words:
association, connection
definition 2: reliance; trust.
synonyms:
belief, confidence, faith, reliance, trust
similar words:
expectation, hope
definition 3: that which is relied upon.
synonyms:
support
similar words:
buttress, crutch, prop, stay
definition 4: the state of being conditioned or contingent upon something.
synonyms:
contingency
similar words:
circumstance, likelihood, possibility, situation
definition 5: the state of being controlled or subjugated.
synonyms:
subjection, subordination, vassalage
similar words:
addiction, bondage, servitude, slavery