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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. certainty based on past experience;
- Example: "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"
- Example: "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
[syn: reliance, trust]

2. the state of relying on something;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reliance \Re*li"ance\ (-ans), n. [From Rely.] 1. The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority. [1913 Webster] In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance. --Richardson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reliance n 1: certainty based on past experience; "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"; "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun" [syn: reliance, trust] 2: the state of relying on something
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "reliance": Maecenas, abettor, acceptation, acception, acquiescence, admirer, advocate, aficionado, aid, angel, anticipation, apologist, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness, backer, backing, belief, buff, carriage, carrying, certainty, champion, cheerful expectation, confidence, contemplation, conviction, credence, credit, credulity, defender, dependence, desire, doomed hope, encourager, endorser, expectancy, expectation, exponent, fair prospect, faith, fan, favorer, fervent hope, friend at court, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, high hopes, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, imminence, lover, mainstay, maintainer, maintenance, moral support, paranymph, partisan, patron, prayerful hope, presumption, probability, promise, promoter, prospect, prospects, protagonist, psychological support, reception, reliance on, sanguine expectation, second, seconder, sectary, security, security blanket, sider, sponsor, stalwart, standby, stock, store, subsidy, subvention, support, supporter, supportive relationship, supportive therapy, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, sustainer, sustaining, sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, sympathizer, thought, trust, unastonishment, upholder, upholding, upkeep, votary, well-grounded hope, well-wisher
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Reliance, WY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 665 Housing Units (2000): 272 Land area (2000): 9.527196 sq. miles (24.675324 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.527196 sq. miles (24.675324 sq. km) FIPS code: 65060 Located within: Wyoming (WY), FIPS 56 Location: 41.664002 N, 109.213068 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Reliance, WY Reliance
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Reliance, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 206 Housing Units (2000): 92 Land area (2000): 1.087756 sq. miles (2.817276 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052724 sq. miles (0.136555 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.140480 sq. miles (2.953831 sq. km) FIPS code: 54020 Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46 Location: 43.878490 N, 99.601138 W ZIP Codes (1990): 57569 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Reliance, SD Reliance