noun de·pen·den·cy \-dən(t)-sē\

: the quality of being dependent

: an area that is controlled by a country but that is not formally a part of it

plural de·pen·den·cies

Full Definition of DEPENDENCY

:  dependence 1
:  something that is dependent on something else; especially :  a territorial unit under the jurisdiction of a nation but not formally annexed by it
:  a building (as a stable) that is an adjunct to a main dwelling

Examples of DEPENDENCY

  1. the country's dependency on foreign oil
  2. a dependency on foreign oil

First Known Use of DEPENDENCY

Medical Dictionary


noun de·pen·den·cy \-dən-sē\
plural de·pen·den·cies

Medical Definition of DEPENDENCY


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