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Synonyms for dependency
dɪˈpɛn dən si

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  1. dependence, dependance, dependencynoun

    the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

    dependence, dependance, habituation, colony, addiction

  2. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituationnoun

    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

    dependence, dependance, habituation, colony, addiction

  3. colony, dependencynoun

    a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

    dependence, dependance, habituation, colony, settlement, addiction

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  1. dependencynoun

    adjunct, appurtenance

  2. dependencynoun


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  1. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    It was a very tough, very emotional debate, we all agreed any new infrastructure should be fully in line with all the objectives of the EU, such as reducing energy dependency, diversification of suppliers, sources and routes.

  2. Dan Bodner:

    We are making adjustments to our (marketing) strategy to reduce our dependency on large projects, it just takes too long for customers to make decisions when the numbers are big and budgets need to be justified.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    We have to get serious and creative about stemming the tide of drug overdoses and dependency.

  5. The Omani shed:

    Lay aside dreams of greatness and embrace dreams of dependency

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Translations for dependency

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  • التبعيةArabic
  • závislostCzech
  • Abhängigkeit, Kolonie, abhängig, SchutzgebietGerman
  • dependenciaSpanish
  • وابستگیPersian
  • saamattomuus, aloitekyvyttömyys, alainen, alusmaa, riippuvuusFinnish
  • dépendanceFrench
  • spleáchríochIrish
  • afhankelijkheid, kolonie, schutgebied, afhankelijksDutch

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