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- If you are dependent on something, you need it or rely on it.
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- (countable) A dependent is a person who relies on another person for support.
- With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)
- (countable) (grammar) A dependent is an element in a phrase or clause that is not the head.