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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dependence  \De*pend"ence\,  n.  [LL.  dependentia  fr  L. 
  dependens.  See  {Dependent},  and  cf  {Dependance}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  depending;  state  of  being  dependent;  a 
  hanging  down  or  from  suspension  from  a  support. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  influenced  and  determined  by  something 
  subjection  (as  of  an  effect  to  its  cause). 
 
  The  cause  of  effects,  and  the  dependence  of  one 
  thing  upon  another.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  3.  Mutu???  ?onnection  and  support;  concatenation;  systematic 
  ???er  relation. 
 
  So  dark  a???  so  intricate  of  purpose,  without  any 
  dependence  or  order  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  4.  Subjection  to  the  direction  or  disposal  of  another; 
  inability  to  help  or  provide  for  one's  self 
 
  Reduced  to  a  servile  dependence  on  their  mercy. 
  --Burke. 
 
  5.  A  resting  with  confidence;  reliance;  trust. 
 
  Affectionate  dependence  on  the  Creator  is  the 
  spiritual  life  of  the  soul.  --T.  Erskine. 
 
  6.  That  on  which  one  depends  or  relies;  as  he  was  her  sole 
  dependence. 
 
  7.  That  which  depends;  anything  dependent  or  suspended; 
  anything  attached  a  subordinate  to  or  contingent  on 
  something  else. 
 
  Like  a  large  cluster  of  black  grapes  they  show  And 
  make  a  large  dependence  from  the  bough.  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  A  matter  depending,  or  in  suspense,  and  still  to  be 
  determined;  ground  of  controversy  or  quarrel.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  go  on  now  with  my  first  dependence.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dependence 
  n  1:  lack  of  independence  or  self-sufficiency  [syn:  {dependance}, 
  {dependency}] 
  2:  being  abnormally  dependent  on  something  that  is 
  psychologically  or  physically  habit-forming  (especially 
  alcohol  or  narcotic  drugs)  [syn:  {addiction},  {dependency}] 




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