Reliance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlaɪəns|  American pronunciation of the word reliance
Brit.  |rɪˈlʌɪəns|  British pronunciation of the word reliance

noun

- certainty based on past experience(syn: trust)

he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists

- the state of relying on something

Examples

...he's been the family's foremost reliance in times of trouble many times...

...a baby's reliance on her parents...

the country's reliance on imported oil

the country's heavy reliance on trade

he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists

France's reliance on nuclear energy

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