Definition of Predictor variable

1. Noun. A variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression).

Generic synonyms: Variable, Variable Quantity
Category relationships: Statistics



Definition of Predictor variable

1. Noun. (mathematics) An independent variable that may be used to predict the value of another, especially in statistical regression ¹

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Literary usage of Predictor variable

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1. The Well-Being of Video Display Terminal Users: An Exploratory Study by Mark S Gottlieb, Steven L Sauter, Vernon M Dodson, Kathryn M Rohrer (1999)
"Each row in Table 41 shows significance levels for the main effects of VDT use/non-use, the main effect of the predictor variable identified in that row, ..."

2. SAS/ETS(R) 9.1 User's Guide, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 by SAS Institute (2004)
"When no options are specified, the label is the name and variable label of the predictor variable. Input Transformation displays the transformation ..."

3. Fertility, Family Planning, and Women's Health: New Data From the 1995 by Joyce C. Abma, A. Chandra, W. Mosher, L. Peterson (1998)
"In tables 26-31, it is used as an independent or predictor variable when number of sexual partners is used as the dependent variable. ..."

4. Sas/stat 9.1 User's Guide by SAS Institute, Virginia Clark (2004)
"The first model contains Gall as the only predictor variable, and the second model contains both Gall and Hyper as predictor variables. ..."

5. Selecting Product Development Projects: Pioneering Versus Incremental (1993)
"... 2 pertains to the degree of substitutability between products developed from Type A and В projects. We find in Table 2 that the predictor variable, ..."

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