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dependence

noun [U]  us   /dɪˈpen·dəns/ (also dependency,  /dɪˈpen·dən·si/ )
a state of needing something or someone, esp. in order to continue existing or operating: The company is reducing its dependence on foreign markets.
Translations of “dependence”
in Korean 의존…
in Arabic اعتِماد عَلى…
in Portuguese dependência…
in Catalan dependència…
in Japanese 依存(状態)…
in Italian dipendenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 依賴,依靠…
in Russian зависимость…
in Turkish bağımlılık, yardıma muhtaç olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 依赖,依靠…
in Polish uzależnienie…
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