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interdependence

[in-ter-di-pen-duh ns] /ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dəns/
noun
1.
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
Related forms
noninterdependence, noninterdependency, noun

interdependent

[in-ter-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dənt/
adjective
1.
mutually dependent; depending on each other.
Origin
1810-20; inter- + dependent
Related forms
interdependence, interdependency, noun
interdependently, adverb
noninterdependent, adjective
noninterdependently, adverb
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Examples for interdependency
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for interdependency

interdependence

/ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
1.
dependence between two or more people, groups, or things the interdependence of economies
Derived Forms
interdependency, noun

interdependent

/ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənt/
adjective
1.
relating to two or more people or things dependent on each other
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Word Origin and History for interdependency
n.

1838, from interdependent + -cy.

interdependence

n.

1822, from inter- + dependence.

interdependent

adj.

1817, from inter- + dependent. Related: Interdependently.

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interdependency 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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