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interdependence

[in-ter-di-pen-duh ns]
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noun
  1. 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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Sometimes in·ter·de·pend·en·cy.

Origin of interdependence

Related formsnon·in·ter·de·pend·ence, non·in·ter·de·pend·en·cy, noun

interdependent

[in-ter-di-pen-duh nt]
adjective
  1. mutually dependent; depending on each other.
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Origin of interdependent

First recorded in 1810–20; inter- + dependent
Related formsin·ter·de·pend·ence, in·ter·de·pend·en·cy, nounin·ter·de·pend·ent·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·de·pend·ent, adjectivenon·in·ter·de·pend·ent·ly, adverb
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for interdependency

Historical Examples

  • Ulv had a lifetime of knowledge about the interdependency of life.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for interdependency

interdependence

noun
  1. dependence between two or more people, groups, or thingsthe interdependence of economies
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Derived Formsinterdependency, noun

interdependent

adjective
  1. relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other
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Word Origin and History for interdependency

n.

1838, from interdependent + -cy.

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interdependence

n.

1822, from inter- + dependence.

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interdependent

adj.

1817, from inter- + dependent. Related: Interdependently.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

interdependency in Culture

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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