Meaning of DEPENDENT in English

DEPENDENT

[adjective]Dependent means needing the support of something or someone in order to continue existing or operating.He has three dependent children.All life is dependent on the sun.It's very easy to become dependent on sleeping pills.In grammar, dependent can also be used to refer to a clause which cannot form a separate sentence, but can form a sentence when joined to a main clause.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.