de-pendency

dependency

[dih-pen-duhn-see]
noun, plural dependencies.
1.
the state of being dependent; dependence.
2.
something dependent or subordinate; appurtenance.
3.
an outbuilding or annex.
4.
a subject territory that is not an integral part of the ruling country.
Also, dependancy.


Origin:
1585–95; dependence + -y3

nondependancy, noun, plural nondependancies.
nondependency, noun, plural nondependencies.
self-dependency, noun
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dependency or sometimes (US) dependancy (dɪˈpɛndənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
2.  a dependent or subordinate person or thing
3.  psychol overreliance by a person on another person or on a drug, etc
4.  another word for dependence
 
dependancy or sometimes (US) dependancy
 
n

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dependency
1590s (adj.), 1610s (n.), from dependent (q.v.). Originally also dependancy, on the French model, but the Latinate form gradually pushed this into disuse; see -ance. Meaning "territory subordinate to another nation" is recorded from 1684.
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