what is difference between dependence and dependency
- dependance (archaic)
From Old French dépendance.
Morphologically depend + -ence.
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɛndəns/
dependence (countable and uncountable, plural dependences)
- The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
- He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.
- An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
- Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.
dependent + -cy
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɛndənsi/
dependency (countable and uncountable, plural dependencies)
- A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
- Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:
- A colony, or a territory subject to rule by an external power.
- Synonyms: colony, protectorate, province, dominion
- A dependence on a habit-forming substance such as a drug or alcohol.
- Synonym: addiction
- (computing) Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.
- (computing) An external component whose functionality is relied on.
- Ross Dependency
- dependee, depender