As nouns the difference between tendency and dependency
is that tendency
is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward while dependency
is a state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
- Denim has a tendency to fade.
- a militant tendency
A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:
- Frank's sullen dependency was driving his father nuts.
A colony, or a territory subject to rule by an external power.
A dependence on a habit-forming substance such as a drug or alcohol; addiction.
(computing) Reliance on the functionality provided by some other, external component.
- In the United States' governmental structure, the military is conceived as a dependency under the executive branch.
- This library has a lot of dependencies . We have to compile all of those other libraries first.