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Line breaks: re|li¦ance
Pronunciation: /rɪˈlʌɪəns

Definition of reliance in English:


[mass noun]
1Dependence on or trust in someone or something: the farmer’s reliance on pesticides
More example sentences
  • Trust as reliance on the claims of the seller is an essential feature of market exchanges.
  • There is no reflection of that reliance on the conviction matters in the bail decision against us by the Court of Appeal.
  • There is special need for caution when considering evidence of identification and convicting a defendant in reliance on it.
dependence, dependency;
seeking support from, leaning on
1.1 [count noun] archaic A person or thing on which someone depends.



Example sentences
  • He was optimistic about the coming season as their trade was very much the home market and they were not as reliant on the American trade.
  • The only artists threatened by Hibbard's proposal were those already reliant on government funding.
  • The charity gets no support from national or local government and is entirely reliant on donations, bequests and fundraising.

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