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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·pen·den·cy /-dən(t)si/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·pen·den·cy /-dənsɪ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pend·en·cy n.; pl. Dependencies
 1. State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.
    Any long series of action, the parts of which have very much dependency each on the other.   --Sir J. Reynolds.
    So that they may acknowledge their dependency on the crown of England.   --Bacon.
 2. A thing hanging down; a dependence.
 3. That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.
    This earth and its dependencies.   --T. Burnet.
    Modes I call such complex ideas which . . . are considered as dependencies on or affections of substances.   --Locke.
 4. A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.
 Note:Dependence is more used in the abstract, and dependency in the concrete. The latter is usually restricted in meaning to 3 and 4.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of independence or self-sufficiency [syn: dependence,
      2: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that
         is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially
         alcohol or narcotic drugs) [syn: addiction, dependence,
      3: a geographical area politically controlled by a distant
         country [syn: colony]