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Definition of dependence:

  1. A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.
  2. A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.
  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. That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.
  6. That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.
  7. The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.
  8. The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection ( as of an effect to its cause).


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