# Definitions for **independent variable**

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### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in′depend′ent var′iable(n.)

a variable in a functional relation whose value determines the value or values of other variables, as x in the relation y= 3x2.

**Category:**Math

#### Origin of **independent variable**:

1850–55

### Princeton's WordNet

independent variable, experimental variable(noun)

(statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables

### Wiktionary

independent variable(Noun)

In an equation, any variable whose value is not dependent on any other in the equation.

independent variable(Noun)

The variable that is changed in a series of experiments.

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