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dependencenoun [S or U]

(US also dependance) uk   /dɪˈpen.dəns/  us   /dɪˈpen.dəns/ (also dependency)
C2 the situation in which you need something or someone all the time, especially in order to continue existing or operating: The company needs to reduce its dependence on just one particular product. Drug dependence led to her early death. She has developed a deep dependence on him (= she needs him emotionally).

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dependencenoun [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.
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Translations of “dependence”
in Arabic اعتِماد عَلى…
in Korean 의존…
in Portuguese dependência…
in Catalan dependència…
in Japanese 依存(状態)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 依赖,依靠…
in Turkish bağımlılık, yardıma muhtaç olma…
in Russian зависимость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 依賴,依靠…
in Italian dipendenza…
in Polish uzależnienie…
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