dependent

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dependent is part of the Basic English 850.

Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈpɛndənt/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
dependent

Comparative
more dependent

Superlative
most dependent

Noun[change]

Singular
dependent

Plural
dependents

  1. A person who relies on another person for support.
    With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)
  2. An element in a phrase that is not the head.
  3. (Greek grammar) the aorist subjunctive form of a verb; or non-past, perfective form of a verb.