Associations to the word «Dependency»


DEPENDENCY, noun. A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
DEPENDENCY, noun. Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:
DEPENDENCY, noun. A colony, or a territory subject to rule by an external power.
DEPENDENCY, noun. A dependence on a habit-forming substance such as a drug or alcohol; addiction.
DEPENDENCY, noun. (computing) Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.
DEPENDENCY CULTURE, noun. A way of life characterized by a dependency on state benefits
DEPENDENCY GRAMMAR, noun. Any of a class of grammars based on the dependency relation (as opposed to the constituency relation), in which words are interconnected by directed links, and the (finite) verb is regarded as the centre of clause structure.
DEPENDENCY GRAMMARS, noun. Plural of dependency grammar
DEPENDENCY INJECTION, noun. (computing) A type-safe way of supplying an external dependency to a software component.
DEPENDENCY INJECTIONS, noun. Plural of dependency injection
DEPENDENCY INVERSION PRINCIPLE, proper noun. (programming) (object-oriented) Design principle that states that (1) High- and low-level modules should both depend on abstractions and (2) instead of abstractions depending upon details, details should depend upon abstractions.
DEPENDENCY RATIO, noun. (geography) The number of people under the age of 15 and over the age of 64 compared to the number of people active in the labor force.

Dictionary definition

DEPENDENCY, noun. The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
DEPENDENCY, noun. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
DEPENDENCY, noun. A geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.

Wise words

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