- noun a variable set up to satisfy the syntax of a language but replaced when the program is executed
- noun a variable with the value of either 1 or 0, used to indicate that some characteristic is present or absent
- (written as Dummy Variable)An alternative name for a binary variable, which takes the value 1 or 0. Examples are gender, domicile (home/abroad), pregnancy, liking for Wagner's music.
- synonymBinary Variable