n. a variable whose presence would facilitate a process socially or biologically. In terms of biology for instance, the variable of heat (or increased temperature) tends to speed up a biochemical or metabolic reaction.

CATALYTIC VARIABLE: "Other than a catalyst, a catalytic variable could also help facilitate the entire process, usually of change."
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