dependant vs dependent

dependant dependent

Definitions

  • 1) UK A person who depends on another for support, particularly financial support (= (US) dependent).
  • 2) US Common misspelling of dependent.
  • 3) See dependent, dependence, dependency.
  • 4) See dependent.
  • 5) Obsolete spelling of dependent.

Definitions

  • 1) US One who relies on another for support
  • 2) grammar The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.
  • 3) grammar An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.
  • 4) One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
  • 5) One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer.
  • 6) That which depends; corollary; consequence.
  • 7) a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
  • 8) That which depends on something else; a consequence; a corollary.
  • 9) One who depends on or looks to another for support or favor; a retainer: as, the prince was followed by a numerous train of dependents.
  • 10) [As the spelling of this class of words depends solely upon whether they happen to be regarded as derived directly from the French or directly from the Latin, and as usage is divided, there is no good reason for insisting upon a distinction in spoiling between the and the adjective, as is done by many, the former being spelled dependant and the latter dependent.]
  • 11) affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine
  • 12) of Scottish Gaelic verb forms Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.
  • 13) : standing only after a preverbal particle
  • 14) Relying upon; depending upon
  • 15) Grammar Subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word.
  • 16) Relying on or requiring the aid or support of another.
  • 17) Archaic Hanging down.
  • 18) Compulsively using a drug or other substance or engaging in a given behavior and unable to stop without experiencing withdrawal or other significant physiological or psychological symptoms.
  • 19) Determined, influenced, or controlled by something else.
  • 20) addicted to drugs.
  • 21) (Math.) a varying quantity whose changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by changes in another variable, which is called the independent variable.
  • 22) Hanging down.
  • 23) conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional.
  • 24) (Law) one not binding until some connecting stipulation is performed.
  • 25) 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. Opposite of independent.
  • 26) being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
  • 27) relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
  • 28) Contingent; resultant; derived from as a source; related to some ground or condition: as, an effect may be dependent on some unknown cause.
  • 29) Hanging down; pendent: as, a dependent leaf.
  • 30) Subordinate; subject to, under the control of, or needing aid from some extraneous source: as, the dependent condition of childhood; all men are largely dependent upon one another.
  • 31) In law, conditioned on something else: as, the covenant of the purchaser of land to pay for it is usually so expressed in the contract of purchase as to be dependent on performance of the vendor's covenant to convey. Such covenants are usually mutually dependent.
  • 32) Relative: as, dependent beauty (which see, under beauty).

Examples

  • 1) The programme also welcomes spouses and dependants.
  • 2) Only students studying for more than 12 months will be allowed to bring their dependants.
  • 3) Most would would want to bring their dependants to Britain.
  • 4) Applicants need not speak English and may bring their spouses and dependants.
  • 5) Alternatively, a spouse or dependants can use the fund to buy an annuity or remain in drawdown.
  • 6) Temporary workers allowed to bring dependants; gap-year students no dependants.
  • 7) That number includes 60,000 dependants: the right for people on work visas to bring in dependants needs to be reviewed.
  • 8) ‘It was large enough to accommodate the family and its dependants, and the bevy of servants who supported them.’
  • 9) ‘You usually need life insurance of some kind if you own a house, have children or other dependents who rely on your income, or have large debts.’
  • 10) ‘The legion is a charity which safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in the armed forces and their families and dependants.’
  • 11) ‘The purpose of life cover is to provide support for your dependants.’
  • 12) ‘Mr Kelly said this could be a great comfort to families and dependants as it gave them an avenue of redress.’
  • 13) ‘Small and medium enterprises absorb unemployment, feed families and other dependents, and are reliable taxpayers.’
  • 14) ‘Just across the border are thousands upon thousands of poor, especially men with dependents in need of support.’
  • 15) ‘Military dependents can live in family housing for up to six months after the death of a service member.’
  • 16) ‘That will depend on your own attitude but, if you have a family and dependents, you'll also have to think about how they see things.’
  • 17) ‘A more conventional line was taken by the Chartists, who set out to win sympathy for the respectable working man as a head of household with dependants to support.’
  • 18) ‘This payment will be a welcome boost to some 716,000 people and their dependants who rely on social welfare for their weekly income.’
  • 19) ‘Have you planned for the financial security of your dependants?’
  • 20) ‘He received the reply that he would have to relinquish all rights of a salary, a pension or support for his dependants.’
  • 21) ‘Anybody with dependants should consider how they would cope if a family member were caught up in a disaster such as the Asian tsunami.’
  • 22) ‘Bringing his family and dependents to Iceland, he built a farm in what eventually became the capitol city of Reykjavik.’
  • 23) ‘At the time of his death, Christine was 25 years old, and was left with three children and two or three other dependents to support.’
  • 24) ‘Medical and dental benefits are available, not only for the member but for their dependents as well.’
  • 25) ‘Neither Molly nor Joshua are dependents and support for both will terminate.’
  • 26) ‘What is the impact on families as we set taxation rates for families with dependants?’
  • 27) ‘But an employee with a family would get airfare for up to five dependents.’

Examples

  • 1) We are totally dependent upon him.
  • 2) But was I really one of those people dependent on alcohol?
  • 3) He said:'Councils get dependent on the cash.
  • 4) The economy is too dependent on oil and gas.
  • 5) Successful organic gardening is largely dependent on two things.
  • 6) The result you get is dependent upon your method.
  • 7) The parent company should thus become increasingly dependent on them.
  • 8) To ensure high yields and average quality the majority of growers are heavily dependent on chemicals.
  • 9) The main disadvantage is that people may become dependent on them.
  • 10) We are all totally dependent on one another.
  • 11) You are less dependent on love and this makes relationships happier and more relaxed.
  • 12) How do you find out whether a person is field dependent or field independent?
  • 13) The ratio of dependent clauses to sentences will vary from writer to writer.
  • 14) Your home can be excluded from the calculation if your spouse or another dependent lives in it.
  • 15) Today four million people are dependent entirely on aid.
  • 16) The film is entirely dependent on pages of dialogue and long scenes filled with incessantly talking heads.
  • 17) Most sufferers are totally dependent on others.
  • 18) The economy is totally dependent on enterprise.
  • 19) Libya is almost entirely dependent on oil and gas for its foreign exchange earnings.
  • 20) It would leave pay largely dependent on grade and length of service rather than performance.
  • 21) Looking after our parents is sad because we see them getting more dependent.
  • 22) That means that we are heavily dependent upon alarm clocks.
  • 23) That makes people more dependent on their parents.
  • 24) The move will leave the country more dependent on imported gas and could drive up the cost for consumers.
  • 25) Her teacher tests how much she can remember: what are independent and dependent variables?
  • 26) Do we really want to be overwhelmingly dependent upon a single supplier for our current affairs, documentaries, arts and regional news programmes?
  • 27) Preferring the term dependent to interdependent is more than an acknowledgement that dependence (of all) necessarily implies inter-dependence.
  • 28) From an epistemological point of view, this makes our ability to pick out the extension of a term dependent on our knowledge of its intension.
  • 29) But magazines that remain dependent on mass circulation and traditional advertising models will be locked into a downward pricing spiral in both their advertising and subscription business, requiring them to grow their rate base and reduce their ad rates -- a costly and unsustainable model for all but a few.
  • 30) But if we remain dependent on them for too long, they end up stunting our development.
  • 31) The biggest myth about claiming a dependent is that it's easy to do, Montanaro says.
  • 32) And even if they did use the same methodology, how dependent is the analysis on the make-up of the user base, and how does the user base vary from city to city?
  • 33) My wife is a diabetic who is insulin dependent to the tune of $450 a month in insulin.
  • 34) Some U.S. officials believe Pakistan wants the U.S. to remain dependent on the ISI for that intelligence.
  • 35) ‘The organization's success, in fact its very survival, over the long term is dependent on ethical leadership.’
  • 36) ‘The problem is that such a realization of search is very dependent on the query word or phrase, entered by the user.’
  • 37) ‘The stability of rule-ordered actions is dependent upon the shared meaning assigned to words used to formulate a set of rules.’
  • 38) ‘Initially, most patients find it hard to accept responsibility for themselves and for their illness, preferring to hold others responsible and to adopt a passive or dependent attitude to the analyst.’
  • 39) ‘The number of analyses exceeds the number of studies because several studies analyzed two or more dependent variables.’
  • 40) ‘The attributable risk of obesity is dependent to some extent on the threshold used for obesity.’
  • 41) ‘Even with all that new technology can offer, success remains dependent on leadership.’
  • 42) ‘Today's cellular telephone systems are mainly circuit-switched, with connections always dependent on circuit availability.’
  • 43) ‘Market development is a complex process, dependent to a significant degree on the simultaneity between buyers and sellers.’
  • 44) ‘The promoter induced gene expression after heat shock in a time-course dependent manner.’
  • 45) ‘The benefit of the time assistance is dependent in a complicated way on its uncertainty.’
  • 46) ‘While they often intersect, they are not dependent in any way.’
  • 47) ‘Before the transplant she had uncontrollable insulin dependent diabetes and daily episodes of hypoglycaemia.’
  • 48) ‘The dependent measure is the time it takes the participant to complete each task.’
  • 49) ‘An asylum seeker with insulin dependent diabetes has recently had her claim for asylum rejected.’
  • 50) ‘Major pancreatic resection invariably results in the development of insulin dependent diabetes.’
  • 51) ‘Investing in a corporate bond offers the flexibility of a regular interest payment at a higher rate, although this rate is dependent on the financial strength of the company concerned.’
  • 52) ‘The space required is dependent on production volume.’
  • 53) ‘The success of an operating system is dependent on the applications support that it generates more than any other single factor.’
  • 54) ‘Performance and memory required is dependent on the format and size of each native source file.’
  • 55) ‘Firstly, the health economy has, for many years, been living beyond its means, and has been dependent on external financial support to supplement the resources it initially received.’
  • 56) ‘During the 1990s, the bank pushed large loans on the state so as to render it dependent on outside financial support.’
  • 57) ‘The care of the children, financial support for the dependent spouse, the children, and other matters such as pension and life assurance and inheritance rights will also be decided by the court.’
  • 58) ‘Esteemed as an independent thinker and artist, she was a woman profoundly dependent on the financial and emotional support and approval of others, mostly men.’
  • 59) ‘We are now so dependent on the financial system, without parallel systems of support, that the result could be catastrophic for humanity.’
  • 60) ‘While the agriculture sector is quite dynamic, it is largely dependent on State support, especially for credit flow, he says.’
  • 61) ‘The success of these businesses is dependent on the support of the entire community, and this support has been forthcoming.’
  • 62) ‘The parties supporting her are wholly dependent on her nod for their survival.’
  • 63) ‘In other words, how much government is required is dependent on how much we are truly men and women, and how much we cease to be desperate and disparate isolated elements.’
  • 64) ‘But in the past three years, private capital inflows have fallen and the US financial system is increasingly dependent on funds from foreign central banks.’
  • 65) ‘The successful implementation of a supply chain management strategy is dependent on the support systems that are in place.’
  • 66) ‘It is undoubtedly true that higher rates makes savings more attractive, and thereby assists consumers who are dependent on income from financial assets.’
  • 67) ‘But information is also dependent on context and requires intelligence in order to be understood.’
  • 68) ‘Can democracy survive a system in which politicians and political parties are dependent on the support of big business?’
  • 69) ‘The airport's success is largely dependent on the support of local public and businesses, he said.’
  • 70) ‘This activity was dependent on financial donations from friends and family.’
  • 71) ‘The cash poor nation becomes more and more dependent and is unable to create growth, as they annually service the debts.’
  • 72) ‘Further, adolescents are in a dependent position, unable to leave the family or to challenge the parents' superior authority.’
  • 73) ‘He felt helpless, dependent on whomever should be near him.’
  • 74) ‘Imagine yourself helpless and completely dependent on other people.’
  • 75) ‘Laurel, a non-smoker, has emphysema, which has left her unable to work and dependent on an oxygen mask for the past five years.’
  • 76) ‘These vulnerable populations remained entirely dependent on assistance from UN agencies and non-governmental organisations.’
  • 77) ‘Modern weather forecasts and military defences are dependent on the performance of the batteries in these satellites.’
  • 78) ‘The most encouraging aspect of the reforms has been their impact on those thought most vulnerable and dependent on welfare.’
  • 79) ‘Most such women were completely subservient and totally dependent on their families; they were unable to contribute much economically to their family.’
  • 80) ‘And for a country so dependent on exports, we're vulnerable if we don't at least try to understand other languages and cultures.’
  • 81) ‘The older universities are most vulnerable because they carry out the most research and are dependent on the cash.’
  • 82) ‘It showed the vulnerability of many member countries that are dangerously dependent on one supplier.’
  • 83) ‘At the bottom will be society's poorest and most vulnerable people, dependent on over-stretched public hospitals and whatever bulk-billing services remain.’
  • 84) ‘What most people fear, after all, is a death that comes after repeated aggressive interventions have left them helpless and dependent on technology.’
  • 85) ‘It's always been a great shame for me to admit that I was as helpless and dependent on her as a child.’
  • 86) ‘You are going to make him weak, and dependent on others!’
  • 87) ‘Children start off powerless and incapable, dependent on the adults around them for their safety and for the fulfillment of every need.’
  • 88) ‘They are, like most of us, dependent on and incapable of challenging the very way of life that may be killing them.’
  • 89) ‘Previously independent, the person may now be weak and dependent on others for even the most basic needs.’
  • 90) ‘In absolute terms our problem stems from being dependent on others because of our historical reliance on our traditional industries.’
  • 91) ‘In fact, some policies, such as making our economy more dependent on exports, make us more vulnerable, rather than more self-reliant.’
  • 92) ‘This makes the entire structure vulnerable and dependent on individual decisions on reducing the scope of training reserve officers in some or other specialties.’
  • 93) ‘As we become dependent on technology we become vulnerable.’
  • 94) ‘This makes me feel helpless and is making me dependent on Jazlyn's help.’
  • 95) ‘Where the marker is a suffix on the verb, the dependent clause precedes the independent one, as in.’
  • 96) ‘There's a verb missing in that dependent clause.’
  • 97) ‘Mostly, the relation designated by a plain verb is conceptually dependent.’
  • 98) ‘The dependent clause following the first period appears to be a sentence fragment.’
  • 99) ‘When a text analysis program determines that writers from one region use more dependent clauses than writers from another region, it is defining kinship.’
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