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Dictionary definition for: Dependent

1. (n) a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

2. (a) not independent; "dependent children"

3. (s) contingent on something else

4. (a) 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"

5. (s) being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples" "a dependent prince"

6. (s) addicted to a drug

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