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[in-ter-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dənt/
mutually dependent; depending on each other.
Origin of interdependent
First recorded in 1810-20; inter- + dependent
Related forms
interdependence, interdependency, noun
interdependently, adverb
noninterdependent, adjective
noninterdependently, adverb Unabridged
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  • They are interdependent, and rule the ancient order of gnosis and praxis.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Moreover we are so interdependent that the whole must be affected by the conditions of a part.

  • When the terminology is thus correct, it is evident that all correlatives are interdependent.

    The Categories Aristotle
  • The various aspects of Mr. Belloc's work are interwoven and interdependent.

    Hilaire Belloc C. Creighton Mandell
  • The ideal and the real are interdependent in all phases of human life.

    The Myth in Marriage Alice Hubbard
  • Soul and body are in this life inseparable and interdependent.

    The Challenge of the Country George Walter Fiske
  • It is interesting to know that the processes of nature are interdependent.

British Dictionary definitions for interdependent


relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for interdependent

1817, from inter- + dependent. Related: Interdependently.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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