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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 de•pend•ant
(di pen ′dənt), USA pronunciation adj., n.
de•pend ′ant•ly, adv.
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dependant / dɪˈpɛndənt/ n a person who depends on another person, organization, etc, for support, aid, or sustenance, esp financial support USAGE See note at dependent WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 de•pend•ent /dɪˈpɛndənt/
USA pronunciation adj.
relying on someone or something else for aid or support: dependent on her parents until she got a job.
[ be + ~ + on + obj] conditioned or determined by something else; contingent: Our trip is dependent on the weather.
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 (def. 8). independent n.
[ countable ] 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 pen ′dənt), USA pronunciation adj.
relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
conditioned or determined by something else; contingent: Our trip is dependent on the weather.
subordinate; subject: a dependent territory.
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).
hanging down; pendent.
(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.
Statistics(of an event or a value) not statistically independent. n.
a person who depends on or needs someone or something for aid, support, favor, etc.
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. a subordinate part. [Archaic. ] Also,
de•pend ′ent•ly, adv.
late Middle English dependaunt. See depend, - ent 1375–1425
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