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  • adj. Excessively dependent


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  • Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal Brad Williams, above, a former economic forecaster for California, warned that the state was overdependent on the rich.

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  • It remains overdependent on financial services, an industry that will have to shrink over the coming years.

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  • The essence of the constant problems is that the deal is a public-private partnership structured with fantastic assumptions about office space demand, in which both the public and private are overdependent upon one another.

    The Next World Trade Center Delay

  • So there is room to grow, and we are not overdependent...

    Daily Links, Feb 5, 2009

  • A while back economist Ma Kai published an article in the Commonwealth arguing that the economic meltdown and the rise of China require a complete restructuring of Taiwan's economy, and that Taiwan was overdependent on China.

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  • The current account of the balance of payments has constantly featured in recent economic bulletins coupled with arguments that the current account deficit makes SA overdependent on a sustained inflow of foreign capital.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The global trading system is in trouble -- mainly because it became overdependent on big U.S. trade deficits.


  • That was devastating to Nigeria, a member of OPEC and a country of 100 million people whose economy had become dangerously overdependent on oil.

    The Prize

  • The industrial world had become overdependent on a volatile part of the world, and thus was vulnerable to it.

    The Prize

  • "If they had been forced to compete up front much sooner, they would not have become overdependent on trucks."

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