Found 2 items, similar to independent variable.
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Definition: independent variable
n : (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of
changes in the values of other variables [syn: experimental variable
English → English
Definition: Independent variable
, a. [Pref. in- not + dependent: cf.
1. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not
relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly
A dry, but independent crust. --Cowper.
2. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent
3. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious;
self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
4. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence;
free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or
5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
That obligation in general, under which we conceive
ourselves bound to obey a law, independent of those
resources which the law provides for its own
enforcement. --R. P. Ward.
6. (Eccl.) Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the
doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
7. (Math.) Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to
value or rate of variation; -- said of quantities or
8. (U. S. Politics) Not bound by party; exercising a free
choice in voting with either or any party.
(Mil.), one not incorporated in any
Independent seconds watch
, a stop watch having a second
hand driven by a separate set of wheels, springs, etc.,
for timing to a fraction of a second.
. (Math.) See Dependent variable
Syn: Free; uncontrolled; separate; uncoerced; self-reliant;
bold; unconstrained; unrestricted.
1. That which is variable; that which varies, or is subject
2. (Math.) A quantity which may increase or decrease; a
quantity which admits of an infinite number of values in
the same expression; a variable quantity; as, in the
, x and y are variables.
(a) A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
(b) pl. Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not
expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind
(Math.), that one of two or more
variables, connected with each other in any way whatever,
to which changes are supposed to be given at will. Thus,
in the equation x^2
, if arbitrary
changes are supposed to be given to x, then x is the
independent variable, and y is called a function of x.
There may be two or more independent variables in an
equation or problem. Cf. Dependent variable