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dependency (n.)

1590s, "condition of being logically dependent; relation of a thing or person to that by which it is supported;" 1610s, "that which depends for its existence upon something else;" see dependent + -cy. Originally also dependancy, on the French model, but the Latinate form gradually pushed this into disuse; see -ance and compare dependant (n.). Meaning "territory subordinate to another nation" is recorded from 1680s.

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Definitions of dependency from WordNet

dependency (n.)
the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else;
Synonyms: dependence / dependance
dependency (n.)
being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs);
dependency (n.)
a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country;
Synonyms: colony
From wordnet.princeton.edu