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reliance

noun [U] uk   us   /rɪˈlaɪ.əns/
C2 the state of depending on or trusting in something or someone: The region's reliance on tourism is unwise. You place too much reliance on her ideas and expertise.
reliant
adjective uk   us   /rɪˈlaɪ.ənt/
C2 He's completely reliant on his wheelchair to get about.
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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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