dependant

[ dih-pen-duh nt ]
/ dɪˈpɛn dənt /
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adjective, noun


Nearby words

  1. depeche,
  2. depend,
  3. dependable,
  4. dependance,
  5. dependancy,
  6. dependantly,
  7. dependants,
  8. dependence,
  9. dependencies,
  10. dependency

Related formsde·pend·ant·ly, adverb

Can be confuseddependant dependent

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

Related forms
Can be confuseddependant dependent

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British Dictionary definitions for dependants

dependant

/ (dɪˈpɛndənt) /

noun

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

confusable

Avoid confusion with dependent

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 Formsdependently, adverb

confusable

Avoid confusion with dependant

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Word Origin and History for dependants
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Medicine definitions for dependants

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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