Meaning of DEPENDENT in English

DEPENDENT

1.

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

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

= reliant

ADJ: oft ADJ on/upon n

2.

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

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

= contingent

? in~

ADJ: v-link ADJ on/upon n

3.

see also dependant

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