- relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
- conditioned or determined by something else; contingent: Our trip is dependent on the weather.
- subordinate; subject: a dependent territory.
- Grammar. not used in isolation; used only in connection with other forms. In I walked out when the bell rang, when the bell rang is a dependent clause.Compare independent(def 14), main1(def 4).
- hanging down; pendent.
- (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.
- Statistics. (of an event or a value) not statistically independent.
- a person who depends on or needs someone or something for aid, support, favor, etc.
- a child, spouse, parent, or certain other relative to whom one contributes all or a major amount of necessary financial support: She listed two dependents on her income-tax form.
- Archaic. a subordinate part.
Origin of dependent
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Historical Examples of dependently
The world has come but once; the witness is there after the fact and simply approves, dependently.The Letters of William James, Vol. II
Clinging to him so dependently, she taught him in time to presume upon that devotion—a lesson men are not slow to learn.A Pair of Blue Eyes
And yet but now they were charged with “getting it” too dependently, or rather, with having it “got” for them by man!Ceres' Runaway
sometimes US dependant
- depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc
- (postpositive; foll by on or upon) influenced or conditioned (by); contingent (on)
- subordinate; subjecta dependent prince
- obsolete hanging down
- (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
- grammar an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor
- a variant spelling (esp US) of dependant
- Contingent on or subordinate to another.
- Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support.
- Hanging down.
- One who relies on another especially for financial support.