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English definition of “reliance”

reliance

noun [U] uk   /rɪˈlaɪ.əns/ us  
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.Trusting and not trusting
reliant
adjective uk   /rɪˈlaɪ.ənt/ us  
C2 He's completely reliant on his wheelchair to get about.
See also
Trusting and not trusting
(Definition of reliance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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