Synonyms for dependency

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-pen-duh n-see
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈpɛn dən si

Définition of dependency

Origin :
  • 1590s (adj.), 1610s (n.); see dependent + -cy. Originally also dependancy, on the French model, but the Latinate form gradually pushed this into disuse; see -ance. Meaning "territory subordinate to another nation" is recorded from 1680s.
  • noun reliance
Example sentences :
  • It has been said that that republic is become a dependency of Germany.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • He died regretted, in the year this dependency was colonised.
  • Extract from : « The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) » by John West
  • The dependency of communication on literacy proved to be communication's strength.
  • Extract from : « The Civilization of Illiteracy » by Mihai Nadin
  • It was the first time she had ever reminded him of his dependency.
  • Extract from : « The Dude Wrangler » by Caroline Lockhart
  • In 1844 the place was declared to be a dependency of Cape Colony.
  • Extract from : « South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6) » by Louis Creswicke
  • Can the emperor grant it to a dependency, and withhold it from the body of his people?
  • Extract from : « The Land of Thor » by J. Ross Browne
  • The island of Cyprus was also, it is probable, a dependency.
  • Extract from : « The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria » by George Rawlinson
  • That is the secret of the opinion of us at present—our dependency.
  • Extract from : « Diana of the Crossways, Complete » by George Meredith
  • It was the pinnacle from which hung as a dependency all the eldest of families.
  • Extract from : « The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) » by Thomas De Quincey
  • Originally, indeed, the town was simply a dependency of the palace.
  • Extract from : « Old and New Paris, v. 2 » by Henry Sutherland Edwards

Antonyms for dependency

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