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dependence

noun [U]
 
 
/dɪˈpendəns/ ( also dependency,
 
/dɪˈpendəntsi/
 
)
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.AddictionDrug addictionEssential or necessary
Translations of “dependence”
in Korean 의존…
in Arabic اعتِماد عَلى…
in Portuguese dependência…
in Catalan dependència…
in Japanese 依存(状態)…
in Italian dipendenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 依賴,依靠…
in Russian зависимость…
in Turkish bağımlılık, yardıma muhtaç olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 依赖,依靠…
in Polish uzależnienie…
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