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    dependent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dependent

    Definition
    (noun) a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
    Synonyms : dependant
    Definition
    (adj) relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
    Example Sentence
    • dependent children
    • dependent on moisture
    Definition
    (adj) contingent on something else
    Synonyms : dependant , qualified
    Definition
    (adj) (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
    Synonyms : subordinate
    Example Sentence
    • a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence
    Definition
    (adj) held from above
    Synonyms : pendant , pendent
    Example Sentence
    • a pendant bunch of grapes
    Definition
    (adj) being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
    Synonyms : subject
    Example Sentence
    • subject peoples
    • a dependent prince
    Definition
    (adj) addicted to a drug
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