HyperDic: dependency

English > 3 senses of the word dependency:
NOUNstatedependency, dependence, dependancethe state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
statedependency, addiction, dependence, dependance, habituationbeing abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
locationdependency, colonya geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
dependency > pronunciation
Soundsdihpeh'ndahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > dependency: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
Synonymsdependence, dependance
NarrowercontingencyThe state of being contingent on something
helplessnessThe state of needing help from something
relianceThe state of relying on something
subordinationThe state of being subordinate to something
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishdependencia
Catalandependència
Adjectivesdependentrelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
Verbsdependhave confidence or faith in
English > dependency: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningabnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
Synonymsaddiction, dependence, dependance, habituation
CategorynarcoticA drug that produces numbness or stupor
Narrowerdrug addiction, white plagueAn addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Spanishadicción, dependencia
Catalanaddicció, dependència
Adjectivesdependentaddicted to a drug
English > dependency: 3 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA geographical area politically controlled by a distant country.
Synonymcolony
InstancesCayman IslandsA British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica
New NetherlandA Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam
NarrowerCrown ColonyA British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
Broadergeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
Spanishcolonia, dominio, provincia, territorio
Catalancolònia, domini, província
Adjectivesdependentbeing under the power or sovereignty of another or others

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