noun
The definition of an independent variable is a factor that does not change in value based on other factors.
An example of an independent variable is a temperature that stays constant during a science experiment.
independent variable
Math. a variable whose value may be determined freely without reference to other variables
independent variable
noun
- Mathematics A variable whose value determines the value of other variables.
- Statistics A manipulated variable in an experiment or study whose presence or degree determines the change in the dependent variable.
independent-variable
Noun
(plural independent variables)
- (algebra) In an equation, any variable whose value is not dependent on any other in the equation.
- In the equation z = x^{2} + y, x and y are the independent variables.
- (sciences) The variable that is changed or manipulated in a series of experiments.