dependence vs dependency what difference

what is difference between dependence and dependency

English

Alternative forms

  • dependance (archaic)

Etymology

From Old French dépendance.

Morphologically depend +‎ -ence.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɛndəns/

Noun

dependence (countable and uncountable, plural dependences)

  1. The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
    He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.
  2. An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
    Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.

Antonyms

  • independence

Related terms

  • dependent
  • dependency
  • interdependence

Translations



English

Etymology

dependent +‎ -cy

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɛndənsi/

Noun

dependency (countable and uncountable, plural dependencies)

  1. A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
  2. Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:
  3. A colony, or a territory subject to rule by an external power.
    Synonyms: colony, protectorate, province, dominion
  4. A dependence on a habit-forming substance such as a drug or alcohol.
    Synonym: addiction
  5. (computing) Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.
  6. (computing) An external component whose functionality is relied on.

Derived terms

  • Ross Dependency

Related terms

  • dependee, depender
  • dependence

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