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

 de·pen·dent /dɪˈpɛndənt/

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

 de·pen·dent /dɪˈpɛndənt/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pend·ent, n.
 1. One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
    A host of dependents on the court, suborned to play their part as witnesses.   --Hallam.
 2. That which depends; corollary; consequence.
    With all its circumstances and dependents.   --Prynne.
 Note:See the Note under Dependant.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not independent; "dependent children" [ant: independent]
      2: contingent on something else [syn: dependant, qualified]
      3: of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a
         complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause
         functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a
         sentence" [syn: subordinate] [ant: independent]
      4: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;
         "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince" [syn: subject]
      5: addicted to a drug [syn: dependant, drug-addicted, hooked,
      n : a person who relies on another person for support
          (especially financial support) [syn: dependant]