Definition of 'dependency'
Example sentences containing 'dependency'
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Our work reduces aid dependency, providing good value for money. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That it has had no measurable effect on school performance, job prospects, criminality or welfare dependency. The Sun (2016)How can you free yourself from alcohol dependency? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We reject a blanket acceptance of dependency and reduce its usefulness to some marginal academic validity. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)We have absolutely no emotional dependency on each other. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)Throw off the chains of chemical dependency. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)What about the culture of employer dependency? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We now have a big problem with welfare dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is no evidence of physical dependency or any danger of fatal overdose. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)The proposal has emerged as a key plank in the drive to reduce benefits dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There were decades of drug dependency and family tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We cannot afford to continue with this culture of dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The upper class has a welfare dependency problem as well as the underclass. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It sustained her in the last years when failing health was increasing her physical dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Perhaps this represents an underlying dependency need that they were managing to keep in check before their accident. Know Your Own Mind (1991)The poor weather did not dissuade people from abandoning their clothes in protest against oil dependency and promoting cycle safety. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One is the shrinking dependency ratio. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)It was meant to be high dependency unit but it wasn't. The Sun (2012)It has no oil, but neither does it have the curse of oil dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When the dependency ratio includes both youth and elderly, it is referred to as total dependency ratio. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Their approach has helped to fuel the growth of long-term dependency, both financial and physical. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They miss days, do sloppy work, relapse into chemical dependency. Christianity Today (2000)Port on time and under budget a few months ago on the back of a blueprint that sets the nation's course away from oil dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'dependency'
British English: dependency NOUN
A dependency is a country which is controlled by another country.
...the tiny British dependency of Montserrat in the eastern Caribbean.
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Definition of dependency from the Collins English Dictionary
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