- the quality or condition of being interdependent, or mutually reliant on each other: Globalization of economies leads to an ever-increasing interdependence of countries.
Origin of interdependence
- mutually dependent; depending on each other.
Origin of interdependent
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Examples from the Web for interdependency
Ulv had a lifetime of knowledge about the interdependency of life.Planet of the Damned
They go through faster cycles, their swings wilder, their interdependency deeper than ever.
People defining themselves in different pragmatic contexts enter into a network of interdependency.
- dependence between two or more people, groups, or thingsthe interdependence of economies
- relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other
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Word Origin and History for interdependency
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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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