independent variable


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independent variable

n.
1. Mathematics A variable whose value determines the value of other variables.
2. Statistics A manipulated variable in an experiment or study whose presence or degree determines the change in the dependent variable.

independent variable

n
1. (Mathematics) Also called: argument a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value determines that of the dependent variable: in y = f(x), x is the independent variable
2. (Statistics) statistics Also called: predictor the variable which an experimenter deliberately manipulates in order to observe its relationship with some other quantity, or which defines the distinct conditions in an experiment. See also experimental condition

in′depend′ent var′iable


n.
a variable in a functional relation whose value determines the value or values of other variables, as x in the relation y= 3x2.
[1850–55]

in·de·pen·dent variable

(ĭn′dĭ-pĕn′dənt)
Mathematics
A variable whose value determines the value of other variables. For example, in the function y = x - 4, x is the independent variable because its value determines the value of y.
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Noun1.independent variable - (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
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Model 2: To understand the impact of each independent variable while raising long term debt for public sector companies
The graph depicts (a) the relation between the two independent variables (REL); (b) the name of the independent variable on the abscissa (Independent Variable 1, or IV1); (c) the name of the second independent variable, which is indicated in the legend of the figure (Independent Variable 2, or IV2); (d) the directional effect of the first independent variable when the value of IV1 is set at a low level, that is, the function that has a lower y intercept (dIV1o); (e) the directional effect of the first independent variable when the value of IV1 is set at a high level, that is, the function that has a higher y intercept (dIVhi); and (f) the name of the dependent variable (DV).
In some case studies, the absence of a single independent variable led to failure.

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