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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.
Translations of “reliance”
in Chinese (Traditional) 依賴,依靠, 信任,信賴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 依赖,依靠, 信任,信赖…
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