Associations to the word «Dependent»


DEPENDENT, adjective. Relying upon; depending upon.
DEPENDENT, adjective. (of Scottish Gaelic, Manx and Irish verb forms) Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.
DEPENDENT, adjective. (medicine) Affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine.
DEPENDENT, adjective. Hanging down.
DEPENDENT, noun. (US) One who relies on another for support
DEPENDENT, noun. (grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.
DEPENDENT, noun. (grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.
DEPENDENT CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) A subordinate clause.
DEPENDENT CLAUSES, noun. Plural of dependent clause
DEPENDENT PERSONALITY DISORDER, noun. A personality disorder characterized by a dependence on others to take care of oneself and one's life.
DEPENDENT VARIABLE, noun. (algebra) In an equation, the variable whose value depends on one or more variables in the equation.
DEPENDENT VARIABLE, noun. (science) an outcome measured to see the effectiveness of the treatment.
DEPENDENT VARIABLES, noun. Plural of dependent variable

Dictionary definition

DEPENDENT, noun. A person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support).
DEPENDENT, adjective. Relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture".
DEPENDENT, adjective. Contingent on something else.
DEPENDENT, adjective. (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".
DEPENDENT, adjective. Held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes".
DEPENDENT, adjective. Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince".
DEPENDENT, adjective. Addicted to a drug.

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