Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dependent variable”

dependent variable

noun [C]  /dɪˈpen·dənt ˈveər·i·ə·bəl, ˈvær-/ us  
algebra a number or amount whose value depends on the value of another variable (= number) in the same mathematical statement
(Definition of dependent variable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dependent variable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dependent variable” in other dictionaries

Translations of “dependent variable”

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More