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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.
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dependency

[di′pen·dən·sē]
(computer science)
The necessity for a computer to complete work on some job before execution of another can begin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dependency

A subsidiary building near or adjoining a principal structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Credit unions allow you to save, borrow and reduce the dependancy on moneylenders.
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Sarah, 30, who has recently battled alcohol dependancy and depression, was seen leaving hospital with her right hand in bandages and with "swollen lips and puffy eyes".
There isn't a dependancy on an individual - every player does his bit.
With Wood back the dependancy on Galwey for leadership and captaincy had weakened and with the line-out in trouble the old warrior has been first to pay the price.