Exogenous variable (外生变量)

Exogenous variable (外生变量 wàishēng biànliàng) refers to a variable that is not affected by other variables in a model in which it is used. In other words, an exogenous variable is independent of the states of other variables of the model.

  • 外生 (wàishēng) derives from

(wài) as in outside ( wàibù) or foreign (外国 wàiguó);  (shēng) as in life (生活 shēnghuó) or birthday (生日 shēngrì).

外生 (wàishēng) as in exogenous factor (外生因素 wàishēng yīnsù).

Also see: endogenous variable.

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