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  1. de·pend·en·cy
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: dependency, plural noun: dependencies

    • noun

      a country or province controlled by another:


    • the part of Antarctica that lies south of latitude 60° south between longitudes 150° and 160° west that is administered by New Zealand.
    • noun

      addiction to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine.
    • part of Antarctica administered by New Zealand, consisting of everything lying to the south of latitude 60° south between longitudes 160° east and 150° west.
    • noun

      a territory that is under the sovereignty of the British Crown but does not form part of the UK. The Crown dependencies are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
    • adjective

      relating to hospital patients requiring a high level of medical treatment and supervision:
    • noun

      excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically one who requires support on account of an illness or addiction:
    • noun

      a way of life characterized by dependency on state benefits.
    • noun

      a department of a hospital where patients who are seriously ill but do not require intensive care receive special medical treatment:
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