Definitions for independent variable
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a variable in a functional relation whose value determines the value or values of other variables, as x in the relation y= 3x2.
Origin of independent variable:
independent variable, experimental variable(noun)
(statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
In an equation, any variable whose value is not dependent on any other in the equation.
The variable that is changed in a series of experiments.
Variables used in an experiment or modelling can be divided into three types: "dependent variable", "independent variable", or other. The "dependent variable" represents the output or effect, or is tested to see if it is the effect. The "independent variables" represent the inputs or causes, or are tested to see if they are the cause. Other variables may also be observed for various reasons.
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