A dependent clause is a clause (subject and predicate) that cannot form a sentence by itself. An example would be: "When I went to the store" --this clause has a subject a…nd verb, but the word "when" makes it dependent on more information. Another example would be "Although she felt sad"--it needs another clause to make it a complete sentence. (MORE)
In British English, "dependent" is an adjective. E xample: "He is dependent upon his mother." "He is drug-dependent." \n .
\n In British English, "depend…ant" is a noun. E xample: "He is a dependant." (For example, a welfare recipient is a dependant or ward of the state.) However, in American English, "dependent" is used as both the adjective and the noun. "Dependant," although officially an alternate spelling, is virtually non-existent in the U.S. (MORE)
A dependent value is a value that relies on another value... it basically means what it says. For example, distance vs. time. There are two values. You're probably measuring… how far something goes over time. Time isn't affected by distance - it doesn't matter if I'm running faster than the Flash or just standing on one spot - the same time passes by, thus time is the independent value. Distance, on the other hand, relies on time to get anywhere. If you're walking for 60 seconds, you will be further from your start point (assuming you don't turn around and walk back, but that has to do with vectors; let's stick to scalar values) than if you were to walk at the same speed for 6 seconds. Thus, distance is the dependent value. Quick note: when you're graphing, the dependent value is, by convention, always on the y axis. Don't forget! Good luck!(MORE)