# variable quantity

Definitions of variable quantity
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### n a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

Synonyms:
variable
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argument
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
experimental variable, independent variable
(statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
correlate, correlative
either of two or more related or complementary variables
degree of freedom
(statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution
dependent variable
(statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable
predictor variable
a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)
infinitesimal
(mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
chance variable, random variable, stochastic variable, variant, variate
a variable quantity that is random
scalar
a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components
tensor
a generalization of the concept of a vector
vector
a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
factor
an independent variable in statistics
cross product, vector product
a vector that is the product of two other vectors
resultant, vector sum
a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors