[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

As Yinger has pointed_out , the `` reliance on symbols , on tradition , on sacred_writings , on the cultivation of emotional feelings of identity and harmony with sacred values , turns one to the past far more than to the future '' .

Related terms

certainty believe

[ noun ] the state of relying on something

Used in print

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

Here again , in the written_language it is possible to help the reader get his stresses right by using underlining or italics , but much of the time there is simply reliance on his understanding in the light of context .

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dependence trust