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# Independent-variable

noun
1.
Mathematics. a variable in a functional relation whose value determines the value or values of other variables, as x in the relation y = 3 x 2 .
Compare (def 1).
2.
Statistics. (in an experiment) a variable that is intentionally changed to observe its effect on the dependent variable.
Compare (def 2), (def 1).
noun
1.
Also called argument. a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value determines that of the dependent variable: in y = f(x), x is the independent variable
2.
(statistics) Also called predictor. the variable which an experimenter deliberately manipulates in order to observe its relationship with some other quantity, or which defines the distinct conditions in an experiment See also experimental condition
independent variable
(ĭn’dĭ-pěn’dənt)
In mathematics, a variable whose value determines the value of other variables. For example, in the formula for the area of a circle, A = πr2, r is the independent variable, as its value determines the value of the area (A). Compare dependent variable.

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• Indepth

[in-depth] /ˈɪnˈdɛpθ/ adjective 1. extensive, thorough, or profound: an in-depth analysis of the problem. 2. well-balanced or fully developed. adjective 1. carefully worked out, detailed and thorough: an in-depth study

• In-depth

[in-depth] /ˈɪnˈdɛpθ/ adjective 1. extensive, thorough, or profound: an in-depth analysis of the problem. 2. well-balanced or fully developed. adjective 1. carefully worked out, detailed and thorough: an in-depth study

• Inderal

[in-duh-rawl, -rol] /ˈɪn dəˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl/ Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of . Inderal In·der·al (ĭn’də-rôl’) A trademark used for a beta-blocker.

• Indescribable

[in-di-skrahy-buh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈskraɪ bə bəl/ adjective 1. not describable; too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable confusion; indescribable euphoria. /ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl/ adjective 1. beyond description; too intense, extreme, etc, for words adj. 1794, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + describable (see describe). Related: Indescribably; indescribability. In same sense, Old English had unasecgendlic.

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