Dependency - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈpendənsɪ|  American pronunciation of the word dependency
Brit.  |dɪˈpend(ə)nsɪ|  British pronunciation of the word dependency


- the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else (syn: dependence)
- being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) (syn: addiction, dependence, habituation)
- a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country (syn: colony)

Extra examples

Britain's Caribbean dependencies

The patient had regressed to a state of childish dependency.

Word forms

singular: dependency
plural: dependencies
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