
Definition of Dependent variable
1. Noun. (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable. "If f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable"
Definition of Dependent variable
1. Noun. (algebra) In an equation, the variable whose value depends on one or more variables in the equation. ¹
2. Noun. (science) an outcome measured to see the effectiveness of the treatment. ¹
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Medical Definition of Dependent variable
1. In experiments, a variable that is influenced by or dependent upon changes in the independent variable; e.g., the amount of a written passage retained (dependent variable) as a function of the different numbers of minutes (independent variable) allowed to study the passage. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dependent Variable
Literary usage of Dependent variable
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1906)
"The discussion in §§ 150, 151 related to a resolved equation in which the dependent
variable does not occur explicitly: and the inverse operations required ..."
2. Graphic Methods for Presenting Facts by Willard Cope Brinton (1914)
"The other variable, which is interpreted from the independent variable, is called
the "dependent variable". For example, in a bacteriological examination of ..."
3. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"dependent variable absent. An equation of the second order in which the dependent
variable y does not occur is an equation of the first order in y' ; it may ..."
4. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville (1904)
"Change of the dependent variable. Let (Л) У = /(*), and, suppose that at the same
time у is a function of z, say (В) У = Ф(«). ..."
5. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"Separating variables, we have whence 218. dependent variable absent. An equation
of the second order in which the dependent variable ..."
6. An Elementary Treatise on Differential Equations by Abraham Cohen (1906)
"Change of dependent variable. — While the problem of solving linear differential
... Let us try the following change of dependent variable, (2) y=y& Then ..."
7. The Place of the Elementary Calculus in the Senior Highschool Mathematics by Noah Bryan Rosenberger (1921)
"Here y depends for its value upon the value that is given x, hence y is called
the dependent variable. Since x may be given values at will, it is called the ..."