dependent variable definition, dependent variable meaning | English dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images
Collins

dependent variable

  

      n  
1    a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value depends on that taken on by the independent variable  
in ``y = f(x)'', ``y'' is the dependent variable     
2      (Psychol, statistics)   the variable measured by the experimenter. It is controlled by the value of the independent variable, of which it is an index  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collins
dependent   ,   (sometimes U.S.)   dependant  
      adj  
1    depending on a person or thing for aid, support, life, etc.  
2    postpositive; foll by: on or upon   influenced or conditioned (by); contingent (on)  
3    subordinate; subject  
a dependent prince     
4    Obsolete   hanging down  
5      (Maths)  
a    (of a variable) having a value depending on that assumed by a related independent variable  
b    (of a linear equation) having every solution as a solution of one or more given linear equations  
      n  
6      (Grammar)   an element in a phrase or clause that is not the governor  
7       a variant spelling (esp. U.S.) of       dependant  
  dependently      adv  
Avoid confusion with dependant  


dependent clause  
      n     (Grammar)      another term for       subordinate clause  
dependent variable  
      n  
1    a variable in a mathematical equation or statement whose value depends on that taken on by the independent variable  
in ``y = f(x)'', ``y'' is the dependent variable     
2      (Psychol, statistics)   the variable measured by the experimenter. It is controlled by the value of the independent variable, of which it is an index  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

dependent

  

      adj  
1    counting on, defenceless, helpless, immature, reliant, relying on, vulnerable, weak  
2    conditional, contingent, depending, determined by, liable to, relative, subject to  
3    feudal, subject, subordinate, tributary  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 3    autarkic, autonomous, independent, self-determining, self-governing, self-reliant  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
psychology
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way

Advertising