1. [ noun ] lack of independence or self-sufficiency
Synonyms: dependency dependance
Related terms: state reliance subordination contingency helplessness bet
2. [ noun ] (psychology) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
Synonyms: dependency habituation addiction
Related terms: physiological_state drug_addiction narcotic
Similar spelling:   dependency