|dependent or dependant (dɪˈpɛndənt)|
|1.||depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc|
|3.||subordinate; subject: a dependent prince|
|4.||obsolete hanging down|
|a. (of a variable) having a value depending on that assumed by a related independent variable|
|b. (of a linear equation) having every solution as a solution of one or more given linear equations|
|6.||grammar an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor|
|7.||a variant spelling (esp US) of dependant|
|dependant or dependant|
|de'pendently or dependant|
dependent de·pend·ent (dĭ-pěn'dənt)
Contingent on or subordinate to another.
Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support.