Dependent

What is Dependent ?

Dependent is (adj) 1. financially supported by someone else She has five dependent relatives. 2. relying on someone else The patients become very dependent on the hospital staff. 3. caused or affected by something The success of the project is dependent on getting a government grant. 4. US spelling of dependant (NOTE: [all senses] Do not confuse with dependant.)

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level