Meaning of DEPENDENCE in English

DEPENDENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪpendəns ]

1.

Your dependence on something or someone is your need for them in order to succeed or be able to survive.

...the city’s traditional dependence on tourism...

= reliance

N-UNCOUNT : usu N on n

2.

If you talk about drug dependence or alcohol dependence , you are referring to a situation where someone is addicted to drugs or is an alcoholic.

= addiction

N-UNCOUNT : usu n N

3.

You talk about the dependence of one thing on another when the first thing will be affected or determined by the second.

...the dependence of circulation on production.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp

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