Meaning of “dependence” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /dɪˈpendəns/ also dependency, uk /dɪˈpendəntsi/ us

a situation in which you need someone or something all the time in order to exist or continue as before:

Our society needs to reduce its dependence on the car.

(Definition of “dependence” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)