Adjective "Dependent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Contingent on or determined by.
  1. 'The problem is that such a realization of search is very dependent on the query word or phrase, entered by the user.'
  2. 'The benefit of the time assistance is dependent in a complicated way on its uncertainty.'
  3. 'Market development is a complex process, dependent to a significant degree on the simultaneity between buyers and sellers.'
  4. 'An asylum seeker with insulin dependent diabetes has recently had her claim for asylum rejected.'
  5. 'Investing in a corporate bond offers the flexibility of a regular interest payment at a higher rate, although this rate is dependent on the financial strength of the company concerned.'
  6. 'Major pancreatic resection invariably results in the development of insulin dependent diabetes.'
  7. 'Initially, most patients find it hard to accept responsibility for themselves and for their illness, preferring to hold others responsible and to adopt a passive or dependent attitude to the analyst.'
  8. 'The promoter induced gene expression after heat shock in a time-course dependent manner.'
  9. 'The attributable risk of obesity is dependent to some extent on the threshold used for obesity.'
  10. 'The dependent measure is the time it takes the participant to complete each task.'
Requiring someone or something for financial or other support.
  1. 'households with dependent children'
  2. 'We are now so dependent on the financial system, without parallel systems of support, that the result could be catastrophic for humanity.'
  3. 'The care of the children, financial support for the dependent spouse, the children, and other matters such as pension and life assurance and inheritance rights will also be decided by the court.'
  4. 'In other words, how much government is required is dependent on how much we are truly men and women, and how much we cease to be desperate and disparate isolated elements.'
  5. 'He felt helpless, dependent on whomever should be near him.'
  6. 'During the 1990s, the bank pushed large loans on the state so as to render it dependent on outside financial support.'
  7. 'The successful implementation of a supply chain management strategy is dependent on the support systems that are in place.'
  8. 'The parties supporting her are wholly dependent on her nod for their survival.'
  9. 'The cash poor nation becomes more and more dependent and is unable to create growth, as they annually service the debts.'
  10. 'Esteemed as an independent thinker and artist, she was a woman profoundly dependent on the financial and emotional support and approval of others, mostly men.'
  11. 'Further, adolescents are in a dependent position, unable to leave the family or to challenge the parents' superior authority.'
  12. 'They are, like most of us, dependent on and incapable of challenging the very way of life that may be killing them.'
  13. 'Previously independent, the person may now be weak and dependent on others for even the most basic needs.'
  14. 'As we become dependent on technology we become vulnerable.'
  15. 'The older universities are most vulnerable because they carry out the most research and are dependent on the cash.'
  16. 'In absolute terms our problem stems from being dependent on others because of our historical reliance on our traditional industries.'
  17. 'These vulnerable populations remained entirely dependent on assistance from UN agencies and non-governmental organisations.'
  18. 'The most encouraging aspect of the reforms has been their impact on those thought most vulnerable and dependent on welfare.'
  19. 'Modern weather forecasts and military defences are dependent on the performance of the batteries in these satellites.'
  20. 'Laurel, a non-smoker, has emphysema, which has left her unable to work and dependent on an oxygen mask for the past five years.'
  21. 'This makes me feel helpless and is making me dependent on Jazlyn's help.'
(of a clause, phrase, or word) subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word.
  1. 'When a text analysis program determines that writers from one region use more dependent clauses than writers from another region, it is defining kinship.'
  2. 'The dependent clause following the first period appears to be a sentence fragment.'
  3. 'There's a verb missing in that dependent clause.'



    1. relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.

    2. conditioned or determined by something else; contingent: Our trip is dependent on the weather.

    3. subordinate; subject: a dependent territory.

    4. Grammar. not used in isolation; used only in connection with other forms. In I walked out when the bell rang, when the bell rang is a dependent clause.Compare independent (def 14), main1 (def 4).

    5. hanging down; pendent.

    6. Mathematics. (of a variable) havin

    More examples(as adjective)

    "economies can be dependent on places."

    "people can be dependent on people."

    "economies can be dependent on subsidies."

    "places can be dependent on places."

    "people can be dependent on others."

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    Late Middle English dependant ‘hanging down’, from Old French, present participle of dependre (see depend). The spelling change in the 16th century was due to association with the Latin participial stem dependent-.