Definition of dependent variable in English:

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dependent variable


A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another. Also called response variable.
Example sentences
  • The next four columns show the estimates of models with the same independent variables and different dependent variables.
  • The test confirmed that the relationship between these independent variables and the dependent variable is indeed linear.
  • Table 1 shows the weighted and unweighted means of the dependent variables and the key independent variables used in the analysis.

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