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# dependent variable

1. Math. a variable in a functional relation whose value is determined by the values assumed by other variables in the relation, as y in the relation y = 3x2.
2. Statistics. (in an experiment) the event studied and expected to change when the independent variable is changed.
[1850-55]

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