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Meaning of “reliance” in the English Dictionary

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

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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 ​ourdiet.
adjective  us   /rɪˈlɑɪ·ənt/
The ​nation is still reliant on ​importedoil.
(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, ​includingreducedcontrol over ​pricing. We are in ​talks with ​potentialpartners 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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