# 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.

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**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.