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Noun dependency has 3 senses
- dependence, dependance, dependency - lack of independence or self-sufficiency
--1 is a kind of state
--1 has particulars: helplessness; reliance; subordination; contingency
- 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
- 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