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Meaning of RELIANCE

Pronunciation:  ri'lIuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  certainty based on past experience; "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"; "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
  2. [n]  the state of relying on something

RELIANCE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: trust
 See Also: certainty, dependance, dependence, dependency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*li"ance\ (-ans), n. [From {Rely}.]
1. The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being
   reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind
   upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority.

         In reliance on promises which proved to be of very
         little value.                         --Macaulay.

2. Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust;
   as, the boat was a poor reliance. --Richardson.