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Independence vs. Dependence

Independence and Dependence Definitions

Independence

The state or quality of being independent.

Dependence

The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else
The economy's dependence on oil.

Independence

(Archaic) Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.

Dependence

The state of being dependent on another for financial support.

Independence

The quality or state of being independent; lack of dependence; the state of not being reliant on, or controlled by, others.

Dependence

The condition of being dependent on a substance such as a drug or on a given behavior
Alcohol dependence.
Gambling dependence.
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Independence

The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Dependence

(Archaic) Trust; reliance.

Independence

The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
Let fortune do her worst, . . . as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.

Dependence

The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.

Independence

Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Dependence

An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.
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Independence

Freedom from control or influence of another or others

Dependence

The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.

Independence

The successful ending of the American Revolution;
They maintained close relations with England even after independence

Dependence

The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).
The cause of effects, and the dependence of one thing upon another.

Independence

A city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail

Dependence

Mutual connection and support; concatenation; systematic inter-relation.
So dark and so intricate of purpose, without any dependence or order.
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Dependence

Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self; a lack of independence or self-sufficiency.
Reduced to a servile dependence on their mercy.

Dependence

A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.
Affectionate dependence on the Creator is the spiritual life of the soul.

Dependence

That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.

Dependence

That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.
Like a large cluster of black grapes they showAnd make a large dependence from the bough.

Dependence

A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.
To go on now with my first dependence.

Dependence

Lack of independence or self-sufficiency

Dependence

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

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