independent variable


General Science

  • noun a condition that is deliberately manipulated by an experimenter to test response


  • noun a factor whose value, when it changes, influences one or more other variables called ‘dependent variables’



  • A variable which determines the change in another variable, called dependent variable.
  • A variable whose value does not depend on the changes in another variable.

Health Economics

  • (written as Independent Variable)
    A variable that affects other variables but is not affected by them. Often called an outcome variable in epidemiology.
  • synonymExplanatory Variable