a.1.Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
2.Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; subordinate; - often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of independent.
England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank.
- Macaulay.
3.conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional.
4.addicted to drugs.
Dependent covenant
(Law) one not binding until some connecting stipulation is performed.
Dependent variable
(Math.) a varying quantity whose changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by changes in another variable, which is called the independent variable.
n.1.One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
2.That which depends; corollary; consequence.
Noun1.dependent - a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
Synonyms: dependant
Adj.1.dependent - not independent; "dependent children"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
2.dependent - contingent on something else
Synonyms: dependant, qualified
3.dependent - of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
Synonyms: subordinate
main, independent - of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
main, independent - of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
4.dependent - being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
Synonyms: subject
5.dependent - addicted to a drug
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