Dependency

Definition of Dependency

De`pend´en`cy
n.1.State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.
Any long series of action, the parts of which have very much dependency each on the other.
- Sir J. Reynolds.
So that they may acknowledge their dependency on the crown of England.
- Bacon.
2.A thing hanging down; a dependence.
3.That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.
This earth and its dependencies.
- T. Burnet.
Modes I call such complex ideas which . . . are considered as dependencies on or affections of substances.
- Locke.
4.A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.

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