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に依存 [にいぞん, にいそん] (niizon, niison)
    Meaning: depending on, relying on
    Example: depending on the maker
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #4467   オーサリングツールとなると結局ツールメーカーに依存する 
when it comes to authoring tools, it depends on the tool maker  
ex #4500   その組織の運営は自発的な寄付 に依存している。 
That organization's operation depends on voluntary contributions.  
ex #4501   その国の経済は、農業に依存している。 
The country's economy depends on agriculture.  
ex #7117   皆の成功は一郎の動力に依存しています。 
Everyone's success depends on Ichiro's effort.  
ex #8324   合衆国が日本の先端技術に依存していること。  
US` dependence on Japan`s high technology.  
ex #8325   日本は石油を外国に依存している。  
Japan depends on foreign countries for oil.  
ex #8326   彼女の援助に依存はできないよ。  
You can`t rely on her help.  
ex #8327   君はいつも彼女の援助に依存ばかりしている。  
You are always counting on her to help you.  
ex #8328   この国は石油とガスを輸入に依存している。  
This country is dependent on oil and gas import.  
ex #8329   私たちの成功は方法に依存している。  
Our sucess is contingent upon the method.  

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blabbyDoes anyone know the difference in nuance between 依存(いぞん), 依頼(いらい) and 頼る(たよる).
I think 依頼 involves requesting (maybe to a superior) while 依存 is maybe a little stronger? Usually I hear に頼ってる in casual speech.

By the way, should the Japanaese title be changed to に依存? The ro-maji and Kanji don't match.
bamboo4依頼 means "to request."
依存 means "to rely upon"
頼る means "to depend on" or "count on"
依存 is stronger than 頼る
赤毛in the WWWJDIC, there are two pronunciation for 依存: "いぞん" or "いそん". Why do you have only one in the title of this grammar entry?

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