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noun [uncountable] dependence pronunciation in British English /dɪˈpendəns/

or dependency dependence pronunciation in British English /dɪˈpendənsi/

  1. 1
    a situation in which you need someone or something in order to live or succeed
    dependence on:

    our dependence on our parents

    the industry’s dependence on coal

  2. 2
    the fact that someone is addicted to a drug or to alcohol

    the problems that alcohol dependence creates within the family unit

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