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Independent variable

Term used in regression analysis to represent the element or condition that is expected to influence another (so-called dependent) variable.

Independent Variable

In technical analysis, a variable whose value is not determined by the value of other variable(s), but rather determines the value of those other variable(s). For example, if a product's price is determined by some equation involving the product's supply and its demand, supply and demand are independent variables because together they determine the product's price. See also: Dependent variable.

independent variable

A variable that is not affected by any other variables with which it is compared. For example, in comparing the price of an electric utility stock with interest rates, the interest rates are an independent variable because they are not affected by utility stock prices. Compare dependent variable.

independent variable

a variable that affects some other variable in a model. For example, the price of a product (the independent variable) will influence the demand for it (the DEPENDENT VARIABLE). It is conventional to place the independent variable on the right-hand side of an EQUATION. See DEMAND FUNCTION, SUPPLY FUNCTION.
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The functioning of the k -th order linear predictor is described with the following equation
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Table 7 reports the mean of the Task 4 revised predictions (P2) by treatment, gender of the predictor, and gender of the target.
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We compare with the bimodal predictor because the bimodal predictor is a branch predictor cornerstone and allows us to establish the fundamental contribution of our SDFSM.
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Modified Smith predictor for unstable and integrating processes (Majhi & Atherton, 1998).
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A regression analysis revealed that motivational beliefs and use of self-regulated learning strategies are significant predictors of math standardized test scores beyond and above parents' active and reactive homework involvement and students' gender and ethnic differences.
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He presented new data showing that the use of nesiritide in patients with heart failure was not an independent predictor of mortality, but that it may be associated with an increased risk of mortality among patients who develop acute renal failure (ARF) after administration of neseritide.
Finally, the authors point out that although TWA and IBL are associated with peripheral nerve damage, bone lead--another measure of chronic exposure--is a weak predictor of lead effects in the nervous system because it reflects only that lead stored in the bone compartment and not necessarily the cumulative blood lead to which peripheral nerves were exposed.