Meaning of “dependent” in the English Dictionary

"dependent" in British English

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dependentadjective

uk /dɪˈpen.dənt/ us /dɪˈpen.dənt/

dependent adjective (DECIDED BY)

dependent on/upon sth

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C1 influenced or decided by something:

Whether I get into college or not is dependent on how good my grades are.

dependentnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈpen.dənt/ us /dɪˈpen.dənt/

(Definition of “dependent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dependent" in American English

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dependentnoun [ C ]

us /dɪˈpen·dənt/

a person who is financially supported by another person:

Jack and Marion have four dependents.

dependentadjective

us /dɪˈpen·dənt/

needing the support of something or someone in order to continue existing or operating:

She has three dependent children.
West Virginia’s economy is highly dependent on the mining industry.
Grapes need a long, slow ripening period, and that is dependent on temperature.

(Definition of “dependent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)