# variable quantity

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Noun | 1. | variable quantity - a quantity that can assume any of a set of valuesquantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable argument - a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable experimental variable, independent variable - (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables correlate, correlative - either of two or more related or complementary variables degree of freedom - (statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution 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" predictor variable - a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression) infinitesimal - (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit chance variable, random variable, stochastic variable, variate, variant - a variable quantity that is random scalar - a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components tensor - a generalization of the concept of a vector vector - a variable quantity that can be resolved into components |

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