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dependency

(sometimes US), dependancy
1. Politics a territory subject to a state on which it does not border
2. Psychol overreliance by a person on another person or on a drug, etc.

dependency

[di′pen·dən·sē]
(computer science)
The necessity for a computer to complete work on some job before execution of another can begin.

dependency

A subsidiary building near or adjoining a principal structure.
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First, in both men and women, positive correlations will exist between shyness and the following areas of partner dependency: anxious attachment, exclusive dependency, emotional dependency, and overall dependency.
He said many of the young women and girls worked the streets after being enticed into emotional dependency and ensnared into drug addiction.
Some men who cited predisposing risks for incest said that they had intentionally used intensive caretaking to groom their daughters for sexual involvement by first fostering emotional dependency and the acceptance of intimate physical touch.
There's a danger you've mistaken your emotional dependency and gratitude for love.
One of the most intense struggles people encounter is the problem of emotional dependency which can range from a powerful romantic attachment to a platonic friendship that has become too ingrown and possessive.