One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he saw no problem in a wife's dependency on her husband’
need for, seeking support from, leaning on, clinging to
2‘the automatic association of retirement with dependency’
helplessness, dependence, weakness, defencelessness, vulnerability
subservience, subordination, inferiority
3‘taking tranquillizers in large doses can lead to dependency’
addiction, dependence, over-reliance, reliance
craving, compulsion, fixation, obsession
US informal jones
4‘the army invaded a British dependency’
colony, protectorate, province, dominion, outpost, satellite, satellite state
historical tributary, fief
5‘they work for a dependency of the parent firm’
subsidiary, subordinate company, peripheral unit, adjunct, appendage, offshoot, auxiliary, attachment, satellite, derivative
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