dependent variable | |
—n | |
1. | a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value depends on that taken on by the independent variable: in "y |
2. | psychol, statistics the variable measured by the experimenter. It is controlled by the value of the independent variable, of which it is an index |
dependent variable (dĭ-pěn'dənt) Pronunciation Key
In mathematics, a variable whose value is determined by the value of an independent variable. For example, in the formula for the area of a circle, A = πr^{2}, A is the dependent variable, as its value depends on the value of the radius (r). Compare independent variable. |