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dependent

or de·pend·ant

[ dih-pen-duhnt ]
/ dɪˈpɛn dənt /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of dependent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dependent

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British Dictionary definitions for 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 forms of dependent

dependently, adverb

undefined dependent

Avoid confusion with dependant
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