dependency

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈpɛndənsi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈpɛndənsi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di pendən sē)

Inflections of 'dependency' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": dependencies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pend•en•cy /dɪˈpɛndənsi/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -cies. 
  1. the state of being dependent:[uncountable]drug dependency.
  2. Government[countable] a subject territory that is not an essential part of the ruling country.
Sometimes,  deˈpend•an•cy. See -pend-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pend•en•cy  (di pendən sē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -cies. 
  1. the state of being dependent;
    dependence.
  2. something dependent or subordinate;
    appurtenance.
  3. an outbuilding or annex.
  4. Governmenta subject territory that is not an integral part of the ruling country.
Also,  de•pendan•cy. 
  • dependence + -y3 1585–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dependency, sometimes US dependancy /dɪˈpɛndənsɪ/ n ( pl -cies)
  1. a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
  2. a dependent or subordinate person or thing
  3. overreliance by a person on another person or on a drug, etc
  4. another word for dependence
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