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1. Mathematics A mathematical variable whose value is determined by the value assumed by an independent variable.
2. Statistics The observed variable in an experiment or study whose changes are determined by the presence or degree of one or more independent variables.
1. (Mathematics) a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value depends on that taken on by the independent variable: in "y = f(x)", "y" is the dependent variable.
2. (Psychology) 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 variable in a functional relation whose value is determined by the values assumed by other variables in the relation, as y in the relation y= 3x2.
In mathematics, a variable whose value is determined by the value of an independent variable. For example, in the function y = x + 5, y is the dependent variable because its value is determined by the value of x.
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|Noun||1.||dependent variable - (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable; "if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable"|
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters