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reliant (comparative more reliant, superlative most reliant)

  1. Having reliance on somebody or something.
    • 2013 July 26, Leo Hickman, “How algorithms rule the world”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 26:
      The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.
    • 2020 November 18, Mike Brown tells Paul Stephen, “I wasn't going to let the Mayor down”, in Rail, page 44:
      Brown heavily sympathises with the challenges now being faced by his successor Andy Byford and Mayor Sadiq Khan, to secure a more sustainable funding formula for TfL that is less reliant on farebox income.

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  1. present participle of relier

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