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

 de·pen·dence /dɪˈpɛndən(t)s/

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

 de·pen·dence /dɪˈpɛndən(t)s/ 名詞

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pend·ence n.
 1. The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.
 2. The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).
    The cause of effects, and the dependence of one thing upon another.   --Bp. Burnet.
 3. Mutual connection and support; concatenation; systematic inter-relation.
    So dark and so intricate of purpose, without any dependence or order.   --Sir T. More.
 4. Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self; a lack of independence or self-sufficiency.
 Syn: -- dependance, dependency.
    Reduced to a servile dependence on their mercy.   --Burke.
 5. A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.
    Affectionate dependence on the Creator is the spiritual life of the soul.   --T. Erskine.
 6. That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.
 7. That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.
 Like a large cluster of black grapes they show
 And make a large dependence from the bough.   --Dryden.
 8. A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel. [Obs.]
    To go on now with my first dependence.   --Beau. & Fl.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of independence or self-sufficiency [syn: dependance,
      2: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that
         is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially
         alcohol or narcotic drugs) [syn: addiction, dependency,