Examples of dependence in a Sentence
The company was hurt by its dependence on government loans.
Our dependence upon foreign oil makes our economy vulnerable.
a harmful dependence on foreign oil
First Known Use of dependence
DEPENDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dependence for English Language Learners
: the state of needing something or someone else for support, help, etc.
: the state of being addicted to alcohol or a drug
DEPENDENCE Defined for Kids
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