1. [ noun ] lack of independence or self-sufficiency
Synonyms: dependence dependance
Related terms: state reliance subordination contingency helplessness bet
2. [ noun ] (geography) a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Synonyms: colony
Related terms: geographical_area crown_colony new_netherland
3. [ noun ] (psychology) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
Synonyms: dependence habituation addiction
Related terms: physiological_state drug_addiction narcotic
Similar spelling:   dependence