Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: dependency  di'pen-dun(t)-see
  1. The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    - dependence, dependance [non-standard]
  2. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    - addiction, dependence, dependance [non-standard], habituation
  3. A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
    - colony

Derived forms: dependencies

Type of: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, state

Encyclopedia: Dependency