interdependence

[in-ter-di-pen-duh ns]

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.

Nearby words

  1. interdental septum,
  2. interdental splint,
  3. interdentil,
  4. interdentium,
  5. interdepartmental,
  6. interdependency,
  7. interdependent,
  8. interdict,
  9. interdict list,
  10. interdiction

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

mutually dependent; depending on each other.

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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British Dictionary definitions for interdependency

interdependence

noun

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

interdependent

adjective

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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Culture definitions for interdependency

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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