I'd like to ask you about some phrase that I bumped into, and it is: is depended upon by
So, when someone says A is depended upon by B, what exactly does it mean?
- that A affects B (where A is independent)
- that B affects A (where B is independent)
I'm asking purely from linguistic perspective (the phrase can be seen in a tool for software development, and it causes misunderstandings, so I'm wondering if it's me who just understands it wrong).