[syn: dependence, dependance, dependency]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dependant \De*pend"ant\, Dependance \De*pend"ance\, n.,
Dependancy \De*pend"an*cy\, n.
See Dependent, Dependence, Dependency.
Note: The forms dependant, dependance, dependancy are from
the French; the forms dependent, etc., are from the
Latin. Some authorities give preference to the form
dependant when the word is a noun, thus distinguishing
it from the adjective, usually written dependent.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something
that is psychologically or physically habit-forming
(especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) [syn: addiction,
dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation]
2: the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or
something else [syn: dependence, dependance,