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Definition of Dependent

Dependent

  1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
  2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends.
  3. One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
  4. That which depends; corollary; consequence.

Dependent Quotations

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Carl Sagan

Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted - all the things you have in the house, the way industry works.
Bill Gates

A lot of the things that will really improve the world fortunately aren't dependent on Washington doing something different.
Bill Gates

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
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Dependent Translations

dependent in Dutch is afhankelijk, onderhorig
dependent in French is tributaire
dependent in Italian is dipendente
dependent in Portuguese is dependente
dependent in Spanish is dependiente

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