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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dependent  \De*pend"ent\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  depends;  one  who  is  sustained  by  another,  or  who 
  relies  on  another  for  support  of  favor;  a  hanger-on;  a 
  retainer;  as  a  numerous  train  of  dependents. 
 
  A  host  of  dependents  on  the  court,  suborned  to  play 
  their  part  as  witnesses.  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  That  which  depends;  corollary;  consequence. 
 
  With  all  its  circumstances  and  dependents.  --Prynne. 
 
  Note:  See  the  Note  under  {Dependant}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dependent  \De*pend"ent\,  a.  [L.  dependens,  -entis,  p.  pr 
  dependere.  See  {Depend},  and  cf  {Dependant}.] 
  1.  Hanging  down  as  a  dependent  bough  or  leaf. 
 
  2.  Relying  on  or  subject  to  something  else  for  support;  not 
  able  to  exist,  or  sustain  itself  or  to  perform  anything 
  without  the  will  power,  or  aid  of  something  else;  not 
  self-sustaining;  contingent  or  conditioned;  subordinate; 
  --  often  with  on  or  upon  as  dependent  on  God;  dependent 
  upon  friends. 
 
  England,  long  dependent  and  degraded,  was  again  a 
  power  of  the  first  rank.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Dependent  covenant}  or  {contract}  (Law),  one  not  binding 
  until  some  connecting  stipulation  is  performed. 
 
  {Dependent  variable}  (Math.),  a  varying  quantity  whose 
  changes  are  arbitrary,  but  are  regarded  as  produced  by 
  changes  in  another  variable,  which  is  called  the 
  independent  variable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dependent 
  adj  1:  not  independent;  "dependent  children"  [ant:  {independent}] 
  2:  contingent  on  something  else  [syn:  {dependant},  {qualified}] 
  3:  (grammar)  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"  [syn:  {subordinate}]  [ant:  {independent}] 
  4:  being  under  the  power  or  sovereignty  of  another  or  others 
  "subject  peoples";  "a  dependent  prince"  [syn:  {subject}] 
  5:  addicted  to  a  drug  [syn:  {dependant},  {drug-addicted},  {hooked}, 
  {strung-out}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  relies  on  another  person  for  support 
  (especially  financial  support)  [syn:  {dependant}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DEPENDENT,  adj  Reliant  upon  another's  generosity  for  the  support 
  which  you  are  not  in  a  position  to  exact  from  his  fears. 
 
 




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