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**Independent Variable **- An independent variable is independent variable is one that may be used to predict a resulting change in a dependent variable. For example, a response rate could be the dependent variable and age and income could be independent variables.

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*Source: NextMark, 09 August 2009 10:40:46, https://www.nextmark.com/resources/glossary-of-terms/ ?glossaryTermId=a0800000000F0m2AAC *

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**Independent Variable **- An independent variable is an input or process variable (X) that can be set directly to achieve a desired output.

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*Source: iSixSigma, 27 January 2011 10:33:18, https: web.archive.org/web/20111109014246/http:www.isixsigma.com/index.php?option=com_glossary *

**independent variable** - [statistics] One or a set of variables used to model or predict the dependent variable. For example, a prediction of annual purchases for a proposed store (the dependent variable) might include independent variables representing the number of potential customers, distance to competition, store visibility, and local spending patterns. In the regression equation, independent variables appear on the right side of the equal sign and are often referred to as explanatory variables.

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*Source: esri, 18 May 2012 09:51:59, http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/abbreviation *

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