[ in-ter-di-pen-duhns ]
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  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.

Origin of interdependence

  • Sometimes in·ter·de·pend·en·cy .

Other words from interdependence

  • non·in·ter·de·pend·ence, non·in·ter·de·pend·en·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use interdependence in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for interdependence


/ (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndəns) /

  1. dependence between two or more people, groups, or things: the interdependence of economies

Derived forms of interdependence

  • interdependency, noun

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Cultural definitions for 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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