- (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable
"if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable"
- Is the interest rate fixed, variable, dependent on profits, a combination of above?
- In contrast, results based upon the yield response variable are dependent upon all these other variables.
- EyCx is dependent on the specific growth rate of the algal species used in each test and on the maximum specific growth rate that can vary between species and even different algal strains. This response variable should not be used for comparing the sensitivity to toxicants among algal species or even different strains.