a variable whose value is determined by the value of another variable, as y in y = 5x
noun
The definition of a dependent variable is an unfixed quantity whose value is determined by the value of an independent variable.
An example of a dependent variable is n in the math equation n = 6b.
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- Mathematics A mathematical variable whose value is determined by the value assumed by an independent variable.
- Statistics The observed variable in an experiment or study whose changes are determined by the presence or degree of one or more independent variables.
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In mathematics, a variable whose value is determined by the value of an independent variable. For example, in the formula for the area of a circle, A = πr^{2}, A is the dependent variable, as its value depends on the value of the radius (r).
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Noun
(plural dependent variables)
- (algebra) In an equation, the variable whose value depends on one or more variables in the equation.
- In the equation z = x^{2} + y, z is the dependent variable.
- (sciences) an outcome measured to see the effectiveness of the treatment.
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