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dependence

[di′pen·dəns]
(medicine)
Habituation to, abuse of, or addiction to a substance.
(statistics)
The existence of a relationship between frequencies obtained from two parts of an experiment which does not arise from the direct influence of the result of the first part on the chances of the second part but indirectly from the fact that both parts are subject to influences from a common outside factor.
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Prosecutor Victor Pillado Quintas said yesterday that he acknowledges Smith suffered a "pathological emotional dependence and a psychotic disorder which impaired her faculties".
Prosecutor Victor Pillado Quintas said yesterday he acknowledges Smith suffered a "pathological emotional dependence and a psychotic disorder which impaired her faculties".
The correspondence, published in a national newspaper, also shows Shipman's emotional dependence on his wife, Primrose.
Although Karin does not have overt sexual designs on the newcomer, there does seem to be emotional dependence.
The move from Ireland to England intensified the child's emotional dependence on her mother while the discovery of English landscape and architecture had an exhilarating effect on the future novelist.
Fifty-four percent of survey respondents said they felt an emotional dependence on their pets.
Prosecutor Victor Pillado Quintas had said that, after hearing the evidence, he acknowledged that Smith suffered a "pathological emotional dependence and a psychotic disorder which impaired her faculties" when she killed her children.
Set in the Manhattan apartment shared by fantasy-addicted novelist Jake and his desperately unhappy wife of eight years, Maggie (Marja Rennholm), the play centers on Jake's total emotional dependence on imaginary conversations he conducts with a slew of women from his present and past.
Shipley pointed out that smokers are enslaved not only by physical addiction to nicotine, but by emotional dependence and habit.