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Definition of 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.
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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