|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|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|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 = πr2, A is the dependent variable, as its value depends on the value of the radius (r). Compare independent variable.