Tendency vs Dependency - What's the difference?

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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.

tendency

English

Noun

(tendencies)
  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency

    Synonyms

    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend

    dependency

    English

    Noun

    (dependencies)
  • A state of dependence; a refusal to exercise initiative.
  • Frank's sullen dependency was driving his father nuts.
  • Something dependent on, or subordinate to, something else:
  • In the United States' governmental structure, the military is conceived as a dependency under the executive branch.
  • 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.
  • This library has a lot of dependencies . We have to compile all of those other libraries first.