Meaning of DEPENDENCE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪpendəns ]
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...
N-UNCOUNT : usu N on n
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.
N-UNCOUNT : usu n N
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006