Meaning of DEPENDENCE in English

DEPENDENCE

US also dependance, dependency [noun] [U]Dependence is a state of needing something or someone, esp. in order to continue existing or operating.The company needs to reduce its dependence on just one particular product.His liking for alcohol quickly turned into (a) dependence on it.Drug dependence led to her early death.She has developed a deep dependence on him (= she needs him emotionally).

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.