dependant

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pend•ant  (di pendənt),USA pronunciation adj., n. 
  1. dependent.
de•pendant•ly, adv. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dependant /dɪˈpɛndənt/ n
  1. a person who depends on another person, organization, etc, for support, aid, or sustenance, esp financial support
USAGE
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pend•ent /dɪˈpɛndənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. relying on someone or something else for aid or support:dependent on her parents until she got a job.
  2. [ be + ~ + on + obj] conditioned or determined by something else;
    contingent:Our trip is dependent on the weather.
  3. Grammarused only in connection with other forms, not in isolation;
    subordinate. In the sentence I walked out when the bell rang, the clause when the bell rang is a dependent clause. Compare independent (def. 8).

n. [countable]
  1. a person, such as a child, who depends on someone for aid or support:Our children are no longer listed as dependents on our tax forms.
Often, esp. for def. 4,deˈpend•ant.  de•pend•ent•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pend•ent  (di pendənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
  2. conditioned or determined by something else;
    contingent:Our trip is dependent on the weather.
  3. subordinate;
    subject:a dependent territory.
  4. Grammarnot used in isolation;
    used only in connection with other forms. In I walked out when the bell rang, when the bell rang is a dependent clause. Cf. independent (def. 14), main 1 (def. 4).
  5. hanging down;
    pendent.
  6. Mathematics
    • (of a variable) having values determined by one or more independent variables.
    • (of an equation) having solutions that are identical to those of another equation or to those of a set of equations.
  7. Statistics(of an event or a value) not statistically independent.

n. 
  1. a person who depends on or needs someone or something for aid, support, favor, etc.
  2. a child, spouse, parent, or certain other relative to whom one contributes all or a major amount of necessary financial support:She listed two dependents on her income-tax form.
  3. [Archaic.]a subordinate part.
Also,  dependant.  de•pendent•ly, adv. 
  • late Middle English dependaunt. See depend, -ent 1375–1425

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