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dependency

or de路pend路an路cy

[ dih-pen-duhn-see ]
/ d瑟藞p蓻n d蓹n si /
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noun, plural de路pend路en路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鈥95; dependence + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM dependency

non路de路pend路an路cy, noun, plural non路de路pend路an路cies.non路de路pend路en路cy, noun, plural non路de路pend路en路cies.self-de路pend路en路cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dependency

dependency

sometimes US dependancy

/ (d瑟藞p蓻nd蓹ns瑟) /

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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