[ in-ter-di-pen-duh ns ]
/ ˌɪn tər dɪˈpɛn dəns /


the quality or condition of being interdependent, or mutually reliant on each other: Globalization of economies leads to an ever-increasing interdependence of countries.
Sometimes in·ter·de·pend·en·cy.

Origin of interdependence

OTHER WORDS FROM interdependence

non·in·ter·de·pend·ence, non·in·ter·de·pend·en·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for interdependence

/ (ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndəns) /


dependence between two or more people, groups, or things the interdependence of economies

Derived forms of interdependence

interdependency, noun

Cultural definitions for interdependence


In economics, the concept that all prices are to some degree affected by all other prices and also that all markets are affected by all other markets.