interdependence

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

Origin of interdependence

Related forms

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

Definition for interdependency (2 of 2)

interdependent

[ in-ter-di-pen-duh nt ]
/ ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dənt /

adjective

mutually dependent; depending on each other.

Origin of interdependent

First recorded in 1810–20; inter- + dependent

Related forms

in·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 (1 of 2)

interdependence

/ (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndəns) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

interdependency, noun

British Dictionary definitions for interdependency (2 of 2)

interdependent

/ (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənt) /

adjective

relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other
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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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