reliant

adjective
re·li·ant | \ ri-ˈlī-ənt \

Definition of reliant 

: having reliance on something or someone : dependent

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reliantly adverb

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China also remains somewhat reliant on big-budget U.S. films to keep its cinemas filled year-round, a form of mutual interdependence that should supply some measure of insulation — at least for now. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Will Hollywood Get Caught in Trump's China Trade War Crossfire?," 13 July 2018 Going forward, both sides possess some quality, although Denmark are arguable more reliant on one player in Christian Eriksen. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Peru vs Denmark - Recent Form, Predictions, Team News & More," 15 June 2018 China, the world's biggest energy user, is growing more reliant on overseas crude as its domestic reserves dwindle and economic growth spurs higher demand. Bloomberg News, Houston Chronicle, "China' largest gas importer sees improved ties with U.S. producers," 10 Apr. 2018 The problem with the new system is Trump himself, who remains erratic, ill-informed, and all too reliant on Fox News as his main source of information about the world. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump greets North Korean official by misspelling his name.," 29 May 2018 But business schools might be well advised not to become too reliant on this funding. The Economist, "Britain’s apprenticeship levy is causing a boom in MBAs," 24 May 2018 The idea is to get some headroom so the boys would not be reliant on scuba apparatus for a long stretch and could keep their heads above water. Author: Tassanee Vejpongsa, Kaweewit Kaewjimda, Anchorage Daily News, "Thai diver dies in effort to rescue boys soccer team from cave," 6 July 2018 The idea is to get some headroom so the boys would not be reliant on scuba apparatus for a long stretch and could keep their heads above water. Fox News, "Thais fight water and oxygen levels in cave as diver dies," 6 July 2018 The idea is to get some headroom so the boys would not be reliant on scuba apparatus for a long stretch and could keep their heads above water. Tassanee Vejpongsa, chicagotribune.com, "Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before more rain arrives," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of reliant

1849, in the meaning defined above

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reliant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reliant

: needing someone or something for help, support, etc.

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