Complete Definition of "dependent"

English

Etymology
Originally term|dependant, from F. term|dépendant, past participle of term|dépendre||to hang down (in English assimilated to L. term|dependentem|dÄpendÄntem).

Pronunciation
IPA|/dɪËpÉndÉnt/
audio|en-us-dependent.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Relying upon; depending upon

#: At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.

  1. (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle

Translations
trans-top|relying upon; depending upon
Dutch: afhankelijk
Greek: t|el|εξαÏÏημένοÏ|m|sc=Grek (exartiménos)
Hebrew: ת××× (talui)
trans-mid
Polish: uzależniony m, zależny m
Serbian: nesamostalan m, nesamostalna f, zavisan m, zavisna f
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. US One who relies on another for support

#: With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)

  1. grammar An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.
  2. (Greek grammar) the aorist subjunctive form of a verb; or non-past, perfective form of a verb

Related terms

depend
dependent clause
dependent variable
independent
co-dependent

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