dependent

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[dɪˈpɛnd(ə)nt], (Adjective)

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- contingent on or determined by
(e.g: the various benefits will be dependent on length of service)

- requiring someone or something for financial or other support
(e.g: an economy heavily dependent on oil exports)

- (of a clause, phrase, or word) subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word
(e.g: a clause dependent on another clause)


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Origin:
late Middle English dependant ‘hanging down’, from Old French, present participle of dependre (see depend). The spelling change in the 16th century was due to association with the Latin participial stem dependent-


[dɪˈpɛnd(ə)nt], (Noun)

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