/dəˈpɛndənt/ (say duh'penduhnt)
noun 1. someone who depends on or looks to another for support, favour, etc.
2. a person to whom one contributes all or a major amount of necessary financial support.
3. a retainer; servant.[French]
Usage: In Australian English the noun is dependant and the adjective is dependent, although the influence of US English can be seen in the increased use of dependent as a noun.
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