VARIABLE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. An amount in an experiment or test which ranges, that being, takes on many different values which can be quantified. VARIABLE: "Variables are commonly referred to as variates as well." Related Psychology Terms CONFEDERATE POSTTEST BLOOD LEVELS PRACTICE MATERIAL CONFIDENCE INTERVAL SAMPLE SPACE I BUFFER ITEM SELF-CONCEPT TEST CONSTIPATION BEFORE-AFTER DESIGN Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "VARIABLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/variable/ (accessed January 19, 2019).