Meaning of DEPENDENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪpendənt ]


To be dependent on something or someone means to need them in order to succeed or be able to survive.

The local economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil and gas extraction...

= reliant

ADJ : oft ADJ on/upon n


If one thing is dependent on another, the first thing will be affected or determined by the second.

The treatment of infertility is largely dependent on the ability of couples to pay.

= contingent

≠ independent

ADJ : v-link ADJ on/upon n


see also dependant

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