intervening variable

noun
in·​ter·​ven·​ing variable | \ ˌint-ər-ˌvē-niŋ- How to pronounce intervening variable (audio) \

Medical Definition of intervening variable

: a variable (as memory) whose effect occurs between the treatment in a psychological experiment (as the presentation of a stimulus) and the outcome (as a response), is difficult to anticipate or is unanticipated, and may confuse the results

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“Intervening variable.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intervening%20variable. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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