Meaning of dependency

de•pend•en•cy

Pronunciation: (di-pen'dun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. the state of being dependent; dependence.
  2. something dependent or subordinate; appurtenance.
  3. an outbuilding or annex.
  4. a subject territory that is not an integral part of the ruling country.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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