Definition of defendent
1. dependent [ a ] not independent
Examples: "dependent children"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
State and federal legislation against racial discrimination in employment was called_for yesterday in a report of a `` blue_ribbon '' citizens_committee on the aid to dependent children program .
(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
The temperature dependent value of e was taken from Ref. 7 .
(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)
Accordingly , maturity level ratings by means of the upper portion and lower portion of the Chart , respectively , should be somewhat similar since Skeletal Age assessments are dependent upon Onsets during infancy and upon Completions during adolescence .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The value-system of a community or society is always correlated with , and to a degree dependent upon , a more_or_less shared system of religious_beliefs and convictions .Synonyms dependent Related Terms independent interdependent babelike helpless parasitic myrmecophilous symbiotic underage reliant unfree independence
2. dependent [ n ] a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)Used in print:
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These expenditures are estimated to be $ 12.1 billion , an increase of $ 187 million over 1960 , reflecting additional longevity pay of career personnel , more dependents , an increased number of men drawing proficiency pay , and social_security tax increases ( effective for the full year in 1961 compared with only 6 months in 1960 ) .
(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)
If your child is under 19 or is a student you may also claim an exemption for him if he qualifies as your dependent , even though he earns $ 600 or more .Synonyms dependent dependant Related Terms recipient charge minion
3. dependent [ a ] contingent on something elseUsed in print:
(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
The dictionary system is in_no_way dependent upon such summarization or designed around it .Synonyms dependent qualified dependant Related Terms conditional
4. dependent [ a ] (grammar) of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
Examples: "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
5. dependent [ a ] being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
Examples: "subject peoples" "a dependent prince"
6. dependent [ a ] addicted to a drugSynonyms hooked dependant drug-addicted strung-out dependent Related Terms addicted
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