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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pend·ent a.
 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; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends.  Opposite of independent. [Narrower terms: interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficial; parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking; subordinate; underage; myrmecophilous; symbiotic] Also See: unfree.
    England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank.   --Macaulay.
 Dependent covenant or Dependent contract Law, one not binding until some connecting stipulation is performed.
 Dependent variable Math., a varying quantity whose changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by changes in another variable, which is called the independent variable.