dependence dependence  /dɪ ˈpɛn dəns/


  1. (n) the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
  2. (n) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)


  1. It's pure California: a hot sports car that doubles as a statement against pollution and oil dependence.
  2. But Davis declined to discuss Slusser's earlier involvement, the nature or origin of Earthco's technology or how it has reduced American dependence on foreign oil.
  3. Of the many maladies that afflict Latin American nations, one of the most worrisome is their dependence on one or two fragile commodities for the bulk of their export income.


  1. DuPont says wet spring to hit operating profit

    (Reuters) - Chemical maker DuPont said its operating profit would fall more than it expected in the first half of the year as a wet spring in North America and Europe hurt its agriculture business, sending its shares down 1.5 percent. Dupont is focusing on food and agricultural products to cut its dependence on a weakening market for paint pigments. The company expects its first-half operating ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. First Watch: Low, 'Plastic Cup'

    In an eerie new video from Low, the band plays inside a glitter-filled snow globe, wearing period costumes, while giant, alien creatures look on. It's a strange interpretation of "Plastic Cup," a song ostensibly about a friend's history of drug abuse and dependence on others.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Scientists: Research Could Lead to Lower-Dose Painkillers, Reducing Dependence

    A team of scientists at the University of Michigan say they have identified a new approach to pain therapy that could lead to lower-dose painkillers, which may reduce the risk of dependence.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Join Together Online

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tangible tangible
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