[in-ter-di-pen-duh nt]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of interdependent

  • 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



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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