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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dependence:

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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 previewPsychiatric & Mental Health Nursing (2016)

by Katie Evans, Debra Nizette, Anthony O'Brien

Physical dependence is the physical symptomatology of withdrawal as evidenced by sweating, perspiration and...

Google previewWorld Views and Perceiving God (1994)

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 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 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 previewMedical Assistance Made Incredibly Easy (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Physical dependence refers to a state resulting from chronic use of a drug that has produced tolerance and where negative physical symptoms of withdrawal result from abrupt discontinuation or dosage reduction. Physical dependence can ...

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 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 previewPalliative and End of Life Care, An Issue of Nursing Clinics (2010)

by Mimi Mahon

Physical dependence is a normal response that occurs with repeated administration of the opioid for more than 2 weeks; it cannot be equated with addictive disease. Physical dependence is a state of adaptation that is manifested by the ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

Opiate dependence is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by repeated self-administration that usually results in opiate tolerance, withdrawal, and compulsive drug use. Tolerance is the need to increase dose to achieve the same effect.

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

Opiate dependence is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by repeated self-administration that usually results in opiate tolerance, withdrawal, and compulsive drug use. Tolerance is the need to increase dose to achieve the same effect.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Outcome Dependence The term dependence, specifically outcome dependence, has also been used to characterize the association between any two people— even strangers—who find themselves in an interaction in which they affect each ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Experiments with monkeys indicate that thebaine has less addiction potential than codeine, but results were inconclusive about whether thebaine produces dependence. A World Health Organization advisory committee concluded that high ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parallel Computing (2011)

by David Padua

Dependence. Arcs. Basically, Bernstein's conditions for Statements S1 and S2 must be checked for every instance pair of S1 and S2. In the compiler, a collecting semantics is used to project the information about statement instances onto ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

A subset of cannabis users meet the DSM or ICD diagnostic criteria for abuse or dependence which...

Role of Pharmacotherapy Controversy Over Cannabis Dependence Controversy regarding the addictive potential of cannabis has ...

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 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 previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Typically, learning styles have been investigated and described on the basis of polarities such as: field dependence and field independence holists and serialists (globalists and analysts) broad categorisers and narrow categorisers data ...

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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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