dependent

[[t]dɪpe̱ndənt[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ on/upon n To be dependent on something or someone means to need them in order to succeed or be able to survive.

The local economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil and gas extraction...

Up to two million people there are dependent on food aid...

Britain became increasingly dependent upon American technology...

In his own way, he was dependent on her...

Just 26 per cent of households are married couples with dependent children.

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2) ADJ: v-link ADJ on/upon n If one thing is dependent on another, the first thing will be affected or determined by the second.

The results you get from weight training are largely dependent upon how you use those weights and what type of exercise programme you follow.

...companies whose earnings are largely dependent on the performance of the Chinese economy.

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3) See also dependant

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