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Definition of the noun dependence

What does dependence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dependences

  1. the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • alternative spelling: dependance
    • synonym of dependence: dependency
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific words:
  2. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

Alternative definition of the noun dependence


  1. The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
  2. An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.

Specialised definition of the noun dependence

Glossary of sports

the fact that a person is addicted to a substance (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Dependence" is a musical album of Boytronic.

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"Dependence" is a short film.

Phrases with Dependence

  1. Co-Dependence
  2. Path dependence
  3. Linear dependence
  4. Density Dependence

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dependence

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Google previewA Guide to Alcohol and Drug Dependence (2013)

by J. S. Madden

Drug dependence is a state, psychic and sometimes also physical, characterized by a ...

Google previewNeurosurgical Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders (2014)

by Bomin Sun, Antonio De Salles

(psychic dependence). Physiological dependence is a physiological adaptation state caused by repeated drug consumption and displays drug tolerance and withdrawal syndrome. Psychological dependence is the euphoria caused by drug ...

Google previewEnvironmental Health and Nursing Practice (2002)

by Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, Jane Lipscomb, RN, PhD, FAAN

Because tobacco dependence is a chronic condition, changing the behavior of the tobacco user requires repeated clinical interventions. Even if a tobacco user wishes to quit permanently, there will generally be multiple cycles of relapse and ...

Google previewHealth Consequences of Smoking (1988)

Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon General 1988 by C. Everett Koop, M.D.

Technically, physical dependence refers to physiological and behavioral alterations that become increasingly manifest after repeated exposure to a pharmacologic agent. As noted earlier, the primary indication of physical dependence is the ...

Google previewGabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders (2007)

by Glen O. Gabbard

dependence is a chronic and severe disorder associated with substantial risk of mortality, morbidity, and adverse social, vocational, familial, and legal consequences. The goals of treatment are to prevent or reduce the adverse consequences ...

Google previewThe Economics of QWERTY (2002)

History, Theory, and Policy by S. J. Liebowitz, Stephen Margolis, Peter Lewin

The claim for path dependence is that a minor or fleeting advantage or a seemingly inconsequential lead for some...

Analogously, a key finding of path dependence is a property of "lock-in by historical events"; (to echo the title of Brian Arthur's ...

Google previewDrugs of Abuse

by United States. Drug Enforcement Administration

Physical dependence refers to the changes that have occurred in the body after repeated use of a drug that necessitates the continued administration of the drug to prevent a withdrawal syndrome. This withdrawal syndrome can range from ...

Google previewFactors mediating performance monitoring in humans – from context to personality

Keywords: cue exposure, inhibition, inferior frontal cortex, alcohol dependence INTRODUCTION Alcohol dependence is a condition characterizing the concerned person by a “persisting substance use despite clear evidence of overtly harmful ...

Google previewUnderstanding Pharmacology (2015)

Essentials for Medication Safety by M. Linda Workman, Linda A. LaCharity

QSEN: Safety Common Side Effects Opioids Constipation, Nausea/ Vomiting Drowsiness Flushing Itching Memory Jogger Drug dependence is a physical problem; drug addiction is a psychologic problem. Clinical Pitfall Never substitute one ...

Google previewWorld Views and Perceiving God (1993)

by Joseph Runzo

dependence is a brute element of experience, it is subject to conceptualization, and so subject to conceptual relativism. But perhaps the feeling of absolute dependence is not a brutefact element of experience. And in fact for Schleiermacher to ...

Google previewInformation Technology for Addiction Recovery (2015)

Medicine 4.0 by Mikhail Tetyushkin

PSYCHIC DEPENDENCE is a character trait – No. It is a complex mental pathology. is a result of ataractic motivations – No. It is a disease and not a psychological response. embodies the vital motivation for substance use – The same as ...

Google previewA Planner's Encounter with Complexity (2012)

by Dr Elisabete A Silva, Professor Gert de Roo

Car dependence is a prominent problem to be solved in order to reduce traffic congestion. It also affects the general efficiency with which people can travel in urban areas, the environmental impacts of traffic, the structure of towns and ...

Google previewEnding Aid Dependence (2008)

by Yash Tandon

Cutting off from aid dependence is an act of political will.

This does not mean aid will have no role to play at all, but the psychological liberation from aid dependence is the first step in 77 3 An EXiT STRATEgY Seven steps to end aid ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

Dependence is diagnosed if at least three of the following problems are present: the user is tolerant to the substance (needs to use more to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (2009)

by John M Levine, Michael A. Hogg

Hoover See also Dominance Hierarchies; Interdependence Theory; Leadership; Need for Power; Power– Dependence Theory; Social Dominance Theory; Status; System Justification Theory Further ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

A baby is naturally dependent on its parents, but as the child develops, this dependence lessens. Some adults, however, remain partly dependent, making abnormal demands for admiration, love and help from parents, relatives and others.

Google previewNew Dictionary of Christian Ethics & Pastoral Theology (2013)

by David J. Atkinson, David F. Field, Arthur F. Holmes, Oliver O'Donovan

DEPENDENCE congruity with the moral intuitions of ordinary persons, including the intuition that 'the ends do not always justify the means'. They have been criticized for making moral obligation appear arbitrary or inexplicable, and for vitiating ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

deorality dependence, physical deorality A state in which instinctual activity, formerly connected with the oral region, is expressed through some other agency . The pleasure of suckling at the breast may in later life assume the form of a ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2015)

by Graham A. Colditz

Dependence on indoor tanning can be identified in individuals who are frequent tanners and fail to cut back on tanning, along with tolerance, withdrawal, and physical and psychological problems. One can use a tanningadapted model of The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

The standard enthalpy of any reaction can be determined from the temperature dependence of its thermo- dynamic equilibrium constant, according to the van't Hoff equation d\nK° d(\/T) R (32) The thermodynamic equilibrium constants of ...

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Small photo of Glass, bottle with alcohol and paper with text STOP. Appeal to overcome addictive alcohol abuse and dependence through detoxifiction, treatment, rehabilitation and abstinenceSmall photo of Handcuffs and phone on wood texture background. The idea: dependence on the smartphone, communication, the Internet. Blogger. Isolated screen for advertising text. Mock Up.Small photo of Alcoholism vs Addiction treatment - Traffic sign with two options - appeal to overcome addictive alcohol abuse and dependence through detoxification, treatment, rehabilitation and abstinenceSmall photo of Glass, bottle with alcohol and paper with text STOP. Appeal to overcome addictive alcohol abuse and dependence through detoxifiction, treatment, rehabilitation and abstinenceSmall photo of Human hands chained to the phone. Dependence on information technology. Technology addicted.Small photo of Bikes cycling girl. Children rides bicycle. Bicyclist girl watch on tablet computer. Kids looking for way. Dependence of adolescents on gadgets. Sports orienteering.Small photo of Family quarrel. The guy and the wo,en have strongly quarreled. The women has a dependence on the smartphone More...

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Quotes about Dependence

Dependence is
Dependence was
The real meaning why because
Passion's passing's ever near
And why we where it goes we fear
We could have grown apart less soon
We end up crying at the moon. (David Keig)
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Scrabble value of D2E1P3E1N1D2E1N1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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