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Adjective vs. Dependent

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Adjectivenoun

(grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.

‘The words “big” and “heavy” are English adjectives.’;

Dependentadjective

Relying upon; depending upon.

‘At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.’;

Adjectivenoun

(obsolete) A dependent; an accessory.

Dependentadjective

(statistics) Having a probability that is affected by the outcome of a separate event.

Adjectiveadjective

(obsolete) Incapable of independent function.

Dependentadjective

Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.

Adjectiveadjective

(grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.

Dependentadjective

(medicine) Affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine.

Adjectiveadjective

(legal) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.

Dependentadjective

Hanging down.

‘a dependent bough or leaf’;

Adjectiveadjective

Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.

Dependentnoun

(US) One who relies on another for support

‘With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all.’;

Adjectiveverb

(transitive) To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.

Dependentnoun

(grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.

Adjectiveadjective

Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.

Dependentnoun

(grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.

Adjectiveadjective

Not standing by itself; dependent.

Dependentadjective

Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.

Adjectiveadjective

Relating to procedure.

Dependentadjective

Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; subordinate; - often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of independent.

‘England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank.’;

Adjectivenoun

A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.

Dependentadjective

conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional.

Adjectivenoun

A dependent; an accessory.

Dependentadjective

addicted to drugs.

Adjectiveverb

To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

‘Language has as much occasion to adjective the distinct signification of the verb, and to adjective also the mood, as it has to adjective time. It has . . . adjectived all three.’;

Dependentnoun

One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.

‘A host of dependents on the court, suborned to play their part as witnesses.’;

Adjectivenoun

a word that expresses an attribute of something

Dependentnoun

That which depends; corollary; consequence.

‘With all its circumstances and dependents.’;

Adjectivenoun

the word class that qualifies nouns

Dependentnoun

a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

Adjectiveadjective

of or relating to or functioning as an adjective;

‘adjectival syntax’; ‘an adjective clause’;

Dependentadjective

not independent;

‘dependent children’;

Adjectiveadjective

applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure;

‘adjective law’;

Dependentadjective

contingent on something else

Adjective

In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated adj) is a word that modifies a noun or noun phrase or describes its referent. Its semantic role is to change information given by the noun.

Dependentadjective

of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;

‘a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence’; ‘the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb’;

Dependentadjective

being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;

‘subject peoples’; ‘a dependent prince’;

Dependentadjective

addicted to a drug

Dependentadjective

contingent on or determined by

‘the various benefits will be dependent on length of service’;

Dependentadjective

requiring someone or something for financial or other support

‘an economy heavily dependent on oil exports’; ‘households with dependent children’;

Dependentadjective

unable to do without

‘people dependent on drugs’;

Dependentadjective

(of a clause, phrase, or word) subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word

‘a clause dependent on another clause’;

Dependentnoun

variant spelling of dependant

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