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|Noun||1.||variable quantity - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values|
quantity - 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
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