- (of a variable) having values determined by one or more independent variables.
- (of an equation) having solutions that are identical to those of another equation or to those of a set of equations.
Origin of dependent
Related Words for self-dependentefficient, competent, confident, self-supporting, self-sustaining, arrogant, closed, conceited, egotistic, haughty, independent, individual, self-confident, smug, unit
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Historical Examples of self-dependent
She has books and her drawing, and she is so self-dependent; but Alice, whose cry was, 'Where 's Tony?'Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
The Americans were an agricultural people, and they were a self-dependent people.The Land We Live In
We have been self-dependent from childhood; taught to be so.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
There was danger of the destruction of the free, self-dependent yeomanry.Sweden
The seeing man goes about his business confident and self-dependent.
sometimes US dependant
- (of a variable) having a value depending on that assumed by a related independent variable
- (of a linear equation) having every solution as a solution of one or more given linear equations