Meaning of dependent variable in English:

dependent variable

Pronunciation

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noun

Mathematics
  • A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another.

    Also called response variable

    ‘The next four columns show the estimates of models with the same independent variables and different dependent variables.’
    • ‘The test confirmed that the relationship between these independent variables and the dependent variable is indeed linear.’
    • ‘Table 1 shows the weighted and unweighted means of the dependent variables and the key independent variables used in the analysis.’
    • ‘Size and number of pollen grains were used as dependent variables, population as an independent variable, and the number of flower buds as a covariate.’
    • ‘Lifetime inhalant use was the dependent variable under study.’