interdependent interdependent  /ˌɪn tər dɪ ˈpɛn dənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) mutually dependent

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In our increasingly interdependent world, we have seen the terrifying power of individuals to do great harm.
  2. We were very interdependent in our family, and respect for elders as in a traditional Iranian family was totally in effect.
  3. This country's emergency operations, awesome in their potential, are also frighteningly interdependent.

News

  • Top 10 Risks Businesses Fear Most

    In today’s globally interdependent market place, risks to businesses are no longer isolated by industry or location. They are becoming more complex and harder to predict. Even the most seasoned risk managers find it a challenge to anticipate and respond effectively to the increasingly expansive and evolving threats to their businesses. Managing and mitigating risk is a necessity for survival ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. ExxonMobil's Tillerson said the company was pursuing a "long-term investment program, in projects often far from major consuming nations," to provide "resources essential to the increasingly interdependent global energy supply network."
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Rex Tillerson Source: AFP

  2. "There must be no forgotten places in America, whether they have been ignored for long years by the sins of indifference and injustice, or have been left behind as the world grew smaller and more economically interdependent," McCain said in...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  3. "It'sa comprehensive strategy designed to deal with the problems in Iraq, but also to deal with other problems in the region," Mr. Baker said. "These are interdependent recommendations."
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: James A Baker III Source: New York Times

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