Dependency, dependent or depend may refer to:

Computer scienceEdit

EconomicsEdit

  • Dependant (British English) (Dependent - American English), a person who depends on another as a primary source of income
  • Dependency ratio, in economics, the ratio of the economically dependent part of the economy to the productive part
  • Dependency theory, an economic worldview that posits that resources flow from poor states to wealthy states

LinguisticsEdit

MathematicsEdit

Medicine and psychologyEdit

Political scienceEdit

MusicEdit

  • Dependent (record label), a German independent record label that focuses on aggrotech, electro-industrial and futurepop music
  • Dependent Music, an independent Canadian record label, owned and operated by the artists that were a part of the collective
  • Dependency (band), an American Christian hardcore band

PhilosophyEdit

  • Dependent (origination), in Buddhism, the idea that the existence of everything is conditional and dependent on a cause, and that nothing happens fortuitously or by chance

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