depender

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depend +‎ -er (subject of action, actor)

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depender (plural dependers)

  1. (programming) An agent that depends on another agent, the dependee; the subject of a dependency, a dependent (used in agent-oriented programming)

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Technical term, not widely used in software engineering outside of agent-oriented programming; the common term dependent is used instead. In agent-oriented programming, the antonym is dependee, though there is no common language equivalent (other metaphors are used instead, such as parent/child). Further, the circumlocutions “A depends on B” and “B is depended on by A” are used for clarity.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēpendēre, present active infinitive of dēpendeō.

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Verb[edit]

depender (first-person singular present indicative dependo, past participle dependido)

  1. to depend (on)

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depender (first-person singular present dependo, first-person singular preterite dependí, past participle dependido)

  1. to depend, to be subject to

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