- (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.
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Origin of dependent
OTHER WORDS FROM dependent
Example sentences from the Web for dependent
Callous, self-dependent in semblance, think what her sufferings are, empaled by memory and conscience.Alone|Marion Harland
She was so innocently plain-spoken and self-dependent sometimes, and such a strange little dreamer of dreams at other times.Winning the Wilderness|Margaret Hill McCarter
That it is extremely desirable that in the matter of war supplies she should be self-dependent has been freely admitted.The Political Future of India|Lajpat Rai
A little world in itself was this Bent's Fort, a self-dependent community in the solitary places.Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
We have been self-dependent from childhood; taught to be so.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for 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