interdependence

[in-ter-di-pen-duhns]
noun
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:
inter- + dependence

noninterdependence, noninterdependency, noun
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interdependent

[in-ter-di-pen-duhnt]
adjective
mutually dependent; depending on each other.

Origin:
1810–20; inter- + dependent

interdependence, interdependency, noun
interdependently, adverb
noninterdependent, adjective
noninterdependently, adverb
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interdependence (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndəns)
 
n
dependence between two or more people, groups, or things: the interdependence of economies
 
interde'pendency
 
n

interdependent (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənt)
 
adj
relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other

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interdependence
1822, from inter- + dependence.
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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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Reducing complexity and interdependency should have been the main focus of financial reform.
With growing interdependency, shifts in consumption can have major impacts on food markets throughout the world.
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