dependency , (sometimes U.S.) dependancy
n pl , -cies
1 a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
2 a dependent or subordinate person or thing
3 (Psychol) overreliance by a person on another person or on a drug, etc.
4 another word for →
n a section of Antarctica administered by New Zealand: includes the coastal regions of Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, the Ross Sea and islands, and the Ross Ice Shelf. Area: about 414400 sq. km (160000 sq. miles)
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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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