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[in-ter-di-pen-duh ns] /ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dəns/
the quality or condition of being interdependent, or mutually reliant on each other:
Globalization of economies leads to an ever-increasing interdependence of countries.
Sometimes, interdependency.
Origin of interdependence
Related forms
noninterdependence, noninterdependency, noun Unabridged
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  • Indeed, the relationship among advanced postindustrial countries is one of complex interdependence.
  • Globalization and interdependence are as ubiquitous to education as they are to economies and politics.
  • Once groups start to get larger, altering the tight interdependence necessary for survival, patterns of group behavior change.
  • The concept of functional regions provides a way to examine the linkages and flows that create interdependence among people.
  • Explain that this concept is called interdependence.
  • By nurturing the environments that nurtured them, they forged a profound interdependence with the natural world.
  • The interdependence of countries and regions means that new formats of dialogue will appear.
  • We all talk of interdependence being the defining characteristic of the modern world.
  • The problem here is the extraordinary level of interdependence within the financial markets of the rich world.
  • Monetary sovereignty is of diminishing benefit in a world of increasing interdependence.
British Dictionary definitions for interdependence


dependence between two or more people, groups, or things: the interdependence of economies
Derived Forms
interdependency, noun
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Word Origin and History for interdependence

1822, from inter- + dependence.

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interdependence in Culture

interdependence definition

In economics, the concept that all prices are to some degree affected by all other prices and also that all markets are affected by all other markets.

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