dependency

DEFINITIONS OF: dependency

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n the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

Synonyms:
dependance, dependence
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helplessness
the state of needing help from something
reliance
the state of relying on something
subordination
the state of being subordinate to something
contingency
the state of being contingent on something
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

Synonyms:
addiction, dependance, dependence, habituation
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drug addiction, white plague
an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
alcohol addiction, alcoholism, drunkenness, inebriation
habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
cocaine addiction
an addiction to cocaine
heroin addiction
an addiction to heroin
caffein addiction
an addiction to caffein
nicotine addiction
an addiction to nicotine
Type of:
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

n a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

Synonyms:
colony
Examples:
Cayman Islands
a British colony in the Caribbean to the northwest of Jamaica; an international banking center
New Netherland
a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664
Types:
Crown Colony
a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
Type of:
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
a demarcated area of the Earth
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