dependant

[dih-pen-duhnt]
adjective, noun

dependantly, adverb

dependant, dependent.
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dependant (dɪˈpɛndənt)
 
n
a person who depends on another person, organization, etc, for support, aid, or sustenance, esp financial support
 

dependent or dependant (dɪˈpɛndənt)
 
adj
1.  depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc
2.  (postpositive; foll by on or upon) influenced or conditioned (by); contingent (on)
3.  subordinate; subject: a dependent prince
4.  obsolete hanging down
5.  maths
 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
 
n
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
 
adj
 
n
 
 
de'pendently or dependant
 
adv

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dependant
also dependent, early 15c. (adj.); of persons, from 1580s, from Fr. dépendant (adj. and noun), properly prp. of dépendre "to hang down," also "to depend," from L. dependentem (see depend). As with its relative dependence, the
Latin-influenced variant (in this case dependent) co-existed through 18c., but with this word the French spelling has proven more durable in English, possibly because it has been found convenient to keep both, one (dependant) for the noun, the other (dependent) for the adjective.
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Example sentences
It also makes universities wholly dependant on the economic fortunes of the
  state and the whims of politicians for funding.
Their presence reduces the amount of travel-to-work and broadens the local
  economy, making it less dependant on agriculture.
In the wild, pandas are totally dependant on their mothers for the first few
  months of their lives.
The ethic makeup of the contractor's workforce is dependant on the available
  labor pool.
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