Meaning of DEPENDENT in English


adj. & n.


1. (usu. foll. by on) depending, conditional, or subordinate.

2 unable to do without (esp. a drug).

3 maintained at another's cost.

4 Math. (of a variable) having a value determined by that of another variable.

5 Gram. (of a clause, phrase, or word) subordinate to a sentence or word.

--n. US var. of DEPENDANT.


dependently adv.

Etymology: ME, earlier -ant DEPENDANT

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.