I've got a good grasp on the definition and meaning of linear dependence and independence. If you have a set of vectors, and one of those vectors can be replicated via a linear combination of the other vectors in the set, you would call the call the vector set linearly dependent.
However, I'm somewhat curious on why it is called "dependent". What exactly is dependent? When I think of the word dependence, it makes me think that something is affected by the actions of something else (e.g. if y = f(x), y is dependent on x). However, I don't see what the dependency is in linear dependency. What exactly is the dependency?