- (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
Can be confuseddependant dependent
Examples from the Web for 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|Jillian Keenan|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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%|Joel Kotkin|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
The bacteria are dependent on the nutrients being supplied to them in the lab.
My living is dependent on that reputation and I worked hard to earn it.
These were not dependent on the vagaries of the wind and steamed wherever their skippers divined that fish might be.The Harbor of Doubt|Frank Williams
And to think that this is but one of thousands of cases for ever haunted by their own hideousness, for ever dependent on others.Eighteen Months in the War Zone|Kate John Finzi
But, for the raw material, to supply her manufactories, she was dependent upon other countries.
I never considered myself as transformed into the dependent person.The Blue Jar Story Book|Maria Edgeworth
Their homeless and illiterate condition rendered them comparatively helpless and dependent.The Choctaw Freedmen|Robert Elliott Flickinger
British Dictionary definitions for dependent
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