interdependent

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

adjective

mutually dependent; depending on each other.

Nearby words

  1. interdentil,
  2. interdentium,
  3. interdepartmental,
  4. interdependence,
  5. interdependency,
  6. interdict,
  7. interdict list,
  8. interdiction,
  9. interdictory,
  10. interdigit

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 interdependent

interdependent

/ (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənt) /

adjective

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

interdependent

adj.

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

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