[ UK /dɪpˈɛndənt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈpɛndənt/ ]
  1. a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
  1. addicted to a drug
  2. (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
  3. contingent on something else
  4. relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
    dependent on moisture
    dependent children
  5. held from above and hanging down
    a pendant bunch of grapes
  6. being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
    a dependent prince
    subject peoples
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How To Use dependent In A Sentence

  • An asylum seeker with insulin dependent diabetes has recently had her claim for asylum rejected.
  • John Sayles is often hailed as the king of independent cinema, so it is little wonder that his latest movie, Silver City, was able to attract such a mouth-watering cast.
  • Young people from welfare-dependent single-parent families just aren't artful dodgers ready to graduate into serious crime and a moral vacuum.
  • Each eye can move independently and can focus on object with three different areas, giving the mantis shrimp "trinocular vision". ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • Independent observers will monitor the elections.
  • Each bottle rests in an independent sleeve from the others so it can also be separated and used again for your wine travel needs. 2010 February | Dr Vino's wine blog
  • We do learn that Olive was wild and independent, refusing to live as a shy ingénue.
  • Save aggressively over the next five years so she has the choice to work as an independent consultant, if she desires.
  • The independent consultant with any hope of being self-supporting must have an organized library of information available at a moment's notice.
  • In England the franchises enjoyed by burgesses, freemen and other consuetudinary constituencies in burghs, were dependent on the character of the burgage-tenure. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
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