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function a factor or quality that is dependent upon one or more other factors or qualities. [1/5 definitions]
interdependent relying on one another; mutually dependent.
kinetic theory in physics, the theory that the particles of all matter are in constant motion and that temperature is dependent on the speed of such motion.
monetarism a theory that economic security and growth are dependent upon a controlled growth in the supply of money.
nondependent combined form of dependent.
nonsupport failure to provide legally mandated support of a dependent or dependents, esp. children.
overdependent combined form of dependent.
precarious dependent on chance or uncertain conditions. [1/3 definitions]
relative something that is dependent on something else for its specific form or meaning. (Cf. absolute.) [2/6 definitions]
relative clause in grammar, a dependent clause that modifies the word or word group that precedes it, such as "who lives in that house" in "I know the man who lives in that house."
seasonal of, characteristic of, or dependent on the seasons or a season of the year; periodical.
self-dependent combined form of dependent.
self-sufficient dependent solely on oneself for the means of support or survival.
severance pay an extra amount of money, usu. dependent on length of time employed, that is given to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.
sponge one who is considered to be unnecessarily dependent on others, as for money. [1/10 definitions]
subject dependent upon (usu. fol. by "to"). [1/14 definitions]
subordinate under the authority or control of another; subservient; dependent. [2/7 definitions]
thylakoid a disc-shaped, membranous sac that is the site of the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of green plants.
tidal dependent on or timed according to the tide, as a ship that departs at high tide. [1/2 definitions]
transcendental of, pertaining to, based on, or involving a priori elements of knowledge not dependent on the senses. [1/2 definitions]
vassal one who is subordinate or dependent, such as a servant or subject. [1/2 definitions]