reliance

Reliance is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun

1. (uncountable); (singular) If ${\displaystyle x}$ has a reliance on ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle x}$ needs ${\displaystyle y}$.
North Korea's reliance on foreign aid, mainly from China, isn't likely to end soon.
The new economy has a great reliance on the Internet.