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reliance

noun [U]  /rɪˈlɑɪ·əns/ us  
the condition of depending on something or someone: She said that there is too much reliance on meat in our diet.
reliant
adjective  /rɪˈlɑɪ·ənt/ us  
The nation is still reliant on imported oil.
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