independent variable

independent variable (plural independent variables)

  1. (algebra) In an equation, any variable whose value is not dependent on any other in the equation.
    In the equation z = x2 + y, x and y are the independent variables.
  2. (science) The variable that is changed or manipulated in a series of experiments.
Related terms Translations
  • French: variable indépendante
  • German: unabhängige Variable
  • Italian: variabile indipendente
  • Portuguese: variável independente
  • Russian: независимая переме́нная
  • Spanish: variable independiente

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