# extraneous variable

## EnglishEdit

### NounEdit

**extraneous variable** (*plural* **extraneous variables**)

- (statistics) A random variable that is not an independent variable and may bear any effect on the behaviour of the subject being studied.

**extraneous variable** (*plural* **extraneous variables**)

- (statistics) A random variable that is not an independent variable and may bear any effect on the behaviour of the subject being studied.