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reliance

noun re·li·ance \ri-ˈlī-ən(t)s\

: the state of needing someone or something for help, support, etc.

Full Definition of RELIANCE

1
:  the act of relying :  the state of being reliant
2
:  something or someone relied on

Examples of RELIANCE

  1. <he's been the family's foremost reliance in times of trouble many times>
  2. <a baby's reliance on her parents>

First Known Use of RELIANCE

1607

Rhymes with RELIANCE

RELIANCE Defined for Kids

reliance

noun re·li·ance \ri-ˈlī-əns\

Definition of RELIANCE for Kids

:  the act or state of depending on someone or something <The nation's reliance on petroleum is growing.>

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