Dependent Variable
A variable that depends on one
or more other variables. For equations such
as y = 3x – 2,
the dependent variable is y. The value of y depends
on the value chosen for x. Usually the dependent variable
is isolated on one side of an equation. Formally, a dependent variable
is a variable in an expression, equation, or function that has
its value determined by the choice of value(s) of other variable(s).
See
also
Independent variable
