
Definition of Independent variable
1. Noun. (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables.
Generic synonyms: Variable, Variable Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Factor
Category relationships: Statistics
Definition of Independent variable
1. Noun. (algebra) In an equation, any variable whose value is not dependent on any other in the equation. ¹
2. Noun. (science) The variable that is changed in a series of experiments. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Independent variable
1. A characteristic being measured or observed that is hypothesised to influence another event or manifestation (the dependent variable) within a defined area of relationships under study; that is, the independent variable is not influenced by the event or manifestation, but may cause it or contribute to its variation. See: dependent variable. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Independent variable
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1. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville (1904)
"The second variable, to which values may be assigned at pleasure within limits
depending on the particular problem, is called the independent variable, ..."
2. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville, Percey Franklyn Smith (1904)
"This transformation is called changing the dependent variable from y to 2, the
independent variable remaining x throughout. We will now illustrate this ..."
3. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"independent variable. We usually think of x as. varying arbitrarily—ie we assign
values to x at pleasure, and compute the corresponding values of y. ..."
4. Graphic Methods for Presenting Facts by Willard Cope Brinton (1914)
"One of the variables is used as a standard or measure by which to interpret the
facts under consideration, and it may be called the "independent variable". ..."
5. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"CHANGE OF THE independent variable. 20. Case of a Single independent variable.
— We lave already pointed out the distinction between indepen lent and ..."
6. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly, Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1895)
"Making the assumption that the differential of the independent variable is
constant, we have very simple relations between differentials and derivatives of ..."
7. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"CHANGE OF THE independent variable. 320. Case of a Single independent variable.—We
have already pointed out the distinction between independent and ..."