Meaning of DEPENDENT in English

DEPENDENT

[de.pen.dent] adj [ME dependant, fr. MF, prp. of dependre] (14c) 1: hanging down

2. a: determined or conditioned by another: contingent b (1): relying on another for support (2): affected with a drug dependence c: subject to another's jurisdiction d: subordinate 3a 3 a: not mathematically or statistically independent "a ~ set of vectors" "~ events" b: equivalent 6a "~ equations" -- de.pen.dent.ly adv

[2]dependent also de.pen.dant n (1523) 1 archaic: dependency

2: one that is dependent; esp: a person who relies on another for support

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