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[in-ter-di-pen-duh nt]
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  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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  • They are interdependent, and rule the ancient order of gnosis and praxis.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • Moreover we are so interdependent that the whole must be affected by the conditions of a part.

  • When the terminology is thus correct, it is evident that all correlatives are interdependent.

  • The various aspects of Mr. Belloc's work are interwoven and interdependent.

    Hilaire Belloc

    C. Creighton Mandell

  • The ideal and the real are interdependent in all phases of human life.

British Dictionary definitions for interdependent


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


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

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