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dependence

  
,   (sometimes U.S.)   dependance  
      n  
1    the state or fact of being dependent, esp. for support or help  
2    reliance; trust; confidence  
3    Rare   an object or person relied upon  


statistical dependence  
      n   a condition in which two random variables are not independent. X and Y are positively dependent if the conditional probability, P(X|Y), of X given Y is greater than the probability, P(X), of X, or equivalently if P(X&Y) <rab> P(X).P(Y). They are negatively dependent if the inequalities are reversed  
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dependence

  
, dependency  
1    assurance, belief, confidence, expectation, faith, hope, reliance, trust  
2    addiction, attachment, helplessness, need, subordination, subservience, vulnerability, weakness  

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