Definition of 'dependence'
Example sentences containing 'dependence'
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They would bring costs down and significantly reduce their dependence on oil. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You could be in the early stages of alcohol dependence. The Sun (2007)The move is designed to reduce their dependence on government money. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These are usually in drug dependence units or psychiatric departments. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)How do we lose our dependence upon fossil fuels? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But at the same time it exposes the country to growing dependence on imports. The Sun (2013)Such factors as air pollution and dependence on foreign oil were merely lurking in the wings. Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century (1994)One of my closest friends has an unhealthy dependence on alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He recorded a verdict of death from dependence on drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More will follow as the world tries to reduce its dependence on oil for power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His weekly diary shows that he rather worryingly has some evidence of physical dependence on alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its dependence on oil exports leaves it no choice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)GPs will first assess adults for alcohol dependence and tell regular boozers to cut down. The Sun (2014)You may need to talk sensitivity with them to discover the emotional reasons for their dependence on a drug. Working with Teenagers (1994)We will have to build quite a few more windmills to make much of a dent in our dependence on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Those in direct ministry roles need to understand their dependence on the support roles and show an understanding and appreciation for those individuals. Christianity Today (2000)This is a race worth running, as countries seek to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)New discoveries promise to cut American dependence on gas imports significantly for decades to come. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He played on her dependence, her trust. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The companies are keen to bring watch manufacturing in-house to reduce dependence on suppliers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is keen to reduce dependence on importing 99.9 per cent of its oil and gas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Better applied to conventional farms, it would reduce considerably their dependence on chemical and poisonous inputs. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)This will avoid landfill and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels - exactly the sort of innovation we need to encourage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'dependence'
Very Common. dependence is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'dependence'
British English: dependence NOUN
Your dependence on something or someone is your need for them in order to succeed or be able to survive.
...the city's traditional dependence on tourism.
Definition of dependence from the Collins English Dictionary
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