interdependent mutualist mutually beneficial
Dependent De*pend"ent, a. [L. dependens, -entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster]

2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of {independent}. [Narrower terms: {interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficial}; {parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking}; {subordinate}; {underage}; {myrmecophilous}; {symbiotic}] Also See: {unfree}. [1913 Webster]

England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of {unconditional}.

Syn: qualified. [WordNet 1.5]

4. addicted to drugs.

Syn: addicted, dependent, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out. [WordNet 1.5]

{Dependent covenant} or {Dependent contract} (Law), one not binding until some connecting stipulation is performed.

{Dependent variable} (Math.), a varying quantity whose changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by changes in another variable, which is called the {independent variable}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dependent contract — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dependent covenant — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dependent variable — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • myrmecophilous — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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