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

 re·li·ance /rɪˈlaɪən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·li·ance n.
 1. The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority.
    In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value.   --Macaulay.
 2. Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: certainty based on past experience; "he wrote the paper with
           considerable reliance on the work of other scientists";
           "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
           [syn: trust]
      2: the state of relying on something