So I started off using dependency in a text file I was making in Notepad++, and then corrected to dependancy when the red underlining appeared.
However, going to Google Chrome, the red underlining reappeared for dependancy, and it wants me to use dependency.
I decided I'd Google it. Although the top two sites say dependancy, the next one is a question on this same site and shows dependency in the title.
The rest of the results are quite inconclusive. Wiktionary says that dependancy is archaic, citing Merriam Webster, which also agrees. While many of the other dictionary websites seem to show dependancy.
And then there's this site that's obviously put together by a robot which has both.
I was able to find that dependent and dependant are both in common usage and some articles there. Dependant is more commonly a noun and dependent an adjective. However, even this isn't followed consistently.
Independent and independence seem to always be consistent.
So are both correct? Is one more modern than the other? Is it regional? Is there a slight difference in meaning? Should I use one? Or the other?