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Definition of Dependence

Dependence

  1. The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.
  2. The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).
  3. Mutu/// /onnection and support; concatenation; systematic ///er relation.
  4. Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self.
  5. A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.
  6. That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.
  7. That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.
  8. A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.

Dependence Quotations

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
Thomas Jefferson

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
Friedrich August von Hayek

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
John Ciardi
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Dependence Translations

dependence in Dutch is afhankelijkheid
dependence in Italian is dipendenza
dependence in Norwegian is avhengighet
dependence in Spanish is dependencia
dependence in Swedish is beroende

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