- (of a variable) having values determined by one or more independent variables.
- (of an equation) having solutions that are identical to those of another equation or to those of a set of equations.
Origin of dependent
Related Words for dependentpoor, defenseless, vulnerable, reliant, susceptible, conditional, subordinate, inferior, minor, secondary, relative, reckoning, clinging, debased, immature, indigent, lesser, under, humbled
Examples from the Web for dependent
Contemporary Examples of dependent
In 2014, any dependent youth who earns more than $6,200 will have to report those earnings to the IRS.Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too
October 6, 2014
Seven of the ten Congressional candidates most dependent on the money of the ultra-rich were Democrats.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%
June 28, 2014
Much of our ability is dependent on two rocket engines, the RD-180 and the NK-33/AJ26.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 22, 2014
The bacteria are dependent on the nutrients being supplied to them in the lab.Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?
May 18, 2014
My living is dependent on that reputation and I worked hard to earn it.Damn Right I Taped Kerry’s ‘Apartheid’ Talk
May 2, 2014
Historical Examples of dependent
But she could not get her mother's feeling of him as a helpless, dependent thing.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
I know little of them; and happily we shall not be dependent on the result of my management.Weighed and Wanting
Nay, would his uncle, on whom he was dependent, consent to such a refusal?
We feel ourselves so dependent on it for all that is yet to come.
We were both too young, too dependent and helpless, to do anything but accept our separation.Little Dorrit
sometimes US dependant
- (of a variable) having a value depending on that assumed by a related independent variable
- (of a linear equation) having every solution as a solution of one or more given linear equations