An example of an independent variable is a temperature that stays constant during a science experiment.
MLA Style
"independent variable." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable>.
APA Style
independent variable. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable
independent variable
MLA Style
"independent variable." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable>.
APA Style
independent variable. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable
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.
MLA Style
"independent variable." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable>.
APA Style
independent variable. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable
Compare dependent variable
MLA Style
"independent variable." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable>.
APA Style
independent variable. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable
(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.
MLA Style
"independent variable." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable>.
APA Style
independent variable. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/independent-variable