depending etymology

English word depending comes from English dependent

Detailed word origin of depending

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dependent English (eng) (US) One who relies on another for support. (grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.. (grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages. (medicine) [...]
depending English (eng)