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dependency

or de·pend·an·cy

[ dih-pen-duh n-see ]
/ dɪˈpɛn dən si /
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noun, plural de·pend·en·cies.

the state of being dependent; dependence.
something dependent or subordinate; appurtenance.
an outbuilding or annex.
a subject territory that is not an integral part of the ruling country.

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Origin of dependency

First recorded in 1585–95; dependence + -y3
Related formsnon·de·pend·an·cy, noun, plural non·de·pend·an·cies.non·de·pend·en·cy, noun, plural non·de·pend·en·cies.self-de·pend·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dependencies

dependency

sometimes US dependancy

/ (dɪˈpɛndənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
a dependent or subordinate person or thing
psychol overreliance by a person on another person or on a drug, etc
another word for dependence
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