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Dependency vs. Dependancy

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Dependencynoun

A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.

‘Frank's sullen dependency was driving his father nuts.’;

Dependancynoun

archaic form of dependency

Dependencynoun

Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:

‘In the United States' governmental structure, the military is conceived as a dependency under the executive branch.’;

Dependencynoun

A colony, or a territory subject to rule by an external power.

Dependencynoun

A dependence on a habit-forming substance such as a drug or alcohol; addiction.

Dependencynoun

(computing) Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.

‘This library has dependencies on a lot of other libraries. We have to compile all of those other libraries first.’;

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Dependencynoun

(computing) An external component whose functionality is relied on.

‘One of this library's dependencies is very finicky. It can be hard to get it to compile on some systems.’;

Dependencynoun

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.’; ‘So that they may acknowledge their dependency on the crown of England.’;

Dependencynoun

A thing hanging down; a dependence.

Dependencynoun

That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.

‘This earth and its dependencies.’; ‘Modes I call such complex ideas which . . . are considered as dependencies on or affections of substances.’;

Dependencynoun

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.

Dependencynoun

lack of independence or self-sufficiency

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Dependencynoun

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

Dependencynoun

a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

Dependencynoun

a country or province controlled by another

‘the islands became dependencies of Norway and Denmark’;

Dependencynoun

dependence

‘the country's dependency on the oil industry’;

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