how to pronounce dependent

dɪpɛndənt

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“… and we are dependent on an ecosystem on …”

meanings of dependent

adjective:

  1. Relying upon; depending upon.
  2. Hanging down.
  3. Affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine.
  4. Having a probability that is affected by the outcome of a separate event.
  5. Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.

noun:

  1. The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.
  2. An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.
  3. One who relies on another for support.