interdependence

[ in-ter-di-pen-duhns ]
/ ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dəns /

noun

the quality or condition of being interdependent, or mutually reliant on each other: Globalization of economies leads to an ever-increasing interdependence of countries.

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Origin of interdependence

OTHER WORDS FROM interdependence

non·in·ter·de·pend·ence, non·in·ter·de·pend·en·cy, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for interdependence

  • Construction means dramatic architecture, or in other words, a careful pre-arrangement of proportions and interdependencies.

    Play-Making|William Archer
  • This making does not come about in a vacuum, but in the pragmatic framework of our interdependencies.

  • The difference lies in the quality and degree of the perception of ties and interdependencies; in the use to which they are put.

British Dictionary definitions for interdependence

interdependence
/ (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndəns) /

noun

dependence between two or more people, groups, or thingsthe interdependence of economies

Derived forms of interdependence

interdependency, noun
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Cultural definitions for interdependence

interdependence

In economics, the concept that all prices are to some degree affected by all other prices and also that all markets are affected by all other markets.

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