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Meaning of “reliance” in the English Dictionary

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reliancenoun [U]

 us   /rɪˈlɑɪ·əns/
the condition of depending on something or someone: She said that there is too much reliance on meat in our diet.
reliant
adjective  us   /rɪˈlɑɪ·ənt/
The nation is still reliant on imported oil.
(Definition of reliance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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reliancenoun [S or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈlaɪəns/
the state of needing or depending on something or someone in order to be able to do something: reliance on sth/sb Ireland has a greater reliance on oil for electricity generation than most other EU countries.increasing/growing/heavy reliance on sth The company's increasing reliance on subcontractors involves several risks, including reduced control over pricing. We are in talks with potential partners in Asia as part of our strategy to reduce our reliance on the American market.
(Definition of reliance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reliance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 依赖,依靠, 信任,信赖…
in Chinese (Traditional) 依賴,依靠, 信任,信賴…
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