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Syllabification: o·ver·de·pend·ence
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərdiˈpendəns

Definition of overdependence in English:


Dependence to an excessive degree: overdependence on the tourism sector
More example sentences
  • We need to do the same thing with respect to America's overdependence on foreign oil.
  • In some instances " there was an overdependence on plagiarism ".
  • Political issues were certainly on his mind, including the overdependence of the American economy on military spending.



Example sentences
  • The signs are usually a fall in academic performance, problems socialising with friends at school, or clingy, overdependent behaviour.
  • Sixth, the absence of any engagement with Iran leaves the United States over-dependent on Pakistan for influence in Afghanistan.
  • For in the last 30 years he has established that we have become dangerously overdependent on a few high-yielding varieties of plant.

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