dependant

[ dih-pen-duh nt ]
/ dɪˈpɛn dənt /

adjective, noun

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OTHER WORDS FROM dependant

de·pend·ant·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dependant

dependant dependent

Definition for dependant (2 of 2)

dependent

or de·pend·ant

[ dih-pen-duh nt ]
/ dɪˈpɛn dənt /

adjective

noun

Origin of dependent

First recorded in 1375–1425, dependent is from the late Middle English word dependaunt. See depend, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM dependent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dependent

dependant dependent
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British Dictionary definitions for dependant (1 of 2)

dependant
/ (dɪˈpɛndənt) /

noun

a person who depends on another person, organization, etc, for support, aid, or sustenance, esp financial support

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Avoid confusion with dependent

British Dictionary definitions for dependant (2 of 2)

dependent

sometimes US dependant

/ (dɪˈpɛndənt) /

adjective

noun

grammar an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor
a variant spelling (esp US) of dependant

Derived forms of dependent

dependently, adverb

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Medical definitions for dependant

dependent
[ dĭ-pĕndənt ]

adj.

Contingent on or subordinate to another.
Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support.
Hanging down.

n.

One who relies on another especially for financial support.
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