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dependency

 
Noun dependency has 3 senses
  1. dependence, dependance, dependency - lack of independence or self-sufficiency
    --1 is a kind of state
    --1 has particulars: helplessness; reliance; subordination; contingency
    Derived form: verb depend2
  2. addiction, dependence, dependency, habituation - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    --2 is a kind of physiological state, physiological condition
    --2 has particulars: drug addiction, white plague
  3. colony, dependency - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
    --3 is a kind of geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
    --3 has particulars: Crown Colony; New Netherland
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