Definition of independent variable in English:

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independent variable

Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈpendənt ˈverēəbəl/


A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another.
Example sentences
  • We started with wave form as the dependent variable, and the remaining variables as independent variables.
  • The decomposition of the effects of independent variables on the dependent variables are presented in Table 2.
  • As a result, it is difficult to assess the causal impact of the independent variables on the dependent variables.

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Syllabification: in·de·pend·ent var·i·a·ble

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