Mathematics. a variable in a functional relation whose value is determined by the values assumed by other variables in the relation, as y in the relation y = 3x2.Compare independent variable(def 1).
Coordinating Between Independent and Dependent ClausesYou might have seen these terms floating around. Clauses are the building blocks of sentences. They’re groups of related words (phrases) that contain both a subject and a verb. When a clause can stand alone as a complete sentence with a clear meaning, it’s considered independent. If it only makes sense when you join it with another clause, it’s dependent (or subordinate). For example, “in …
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- dependent drainage,
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- dependent personality,
Origin of dependent variable
First recorded in 1850–55
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a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value depends on that taken on by the independent variablein "y = f(x)", "y'"is the dependent variable
psychol statistics the variable measured by the experimenter. It is controlled by the value of the independent variable, of which it is an index
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In mathematics, a variable whose value is determined by the value of an independent variable. For example, in the formula for the area of a circle, A = πr2, A is the dependent variable, as its value depends on the value of the radius (r). Compare independent variable.
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