control variable


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control variable

[kən′trōl ‚ver·ē·ə·bəl]
(control systems)
One of the input variables of a control system, such as motor torque or the opening of a valve, which can be varied directly by the operator to maximize some measure of performance of the system.

control variable

In programming, a variable that keeps track of the number of iterations of a process. Its value is incremented or decremented with each iteration, and it is compared to a constant or other variable to test the end of the process or loop.
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These differences are particularly large for the analysis that only uses age as an additional control variable.
The partial correlation coefficient between the geographic distributions of these two groups, using total population as a control variable, was only 0.
FFHA = Dummy (1 if financing is FHA, 0 otherwise), conventional financing is the control variable
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The regression model for each control variable can then be developed from the control map of corresponding control variable and was used to near-optimal control of the operation of HVAC systems.
These look-up tables differ for a control variable by the step of quantization.
Xantrex wind converters convert and control variable power from wind turbine generators into AC power for the utility grid.
Therefore, according to the editors, research that uses sex as a control variable often fails to illuminate the factors that predict female criminology.
The displays are available with and without touchscreen capabilities so they can be used to monitor processes or for actual control variable programming.
The pressure profile in the cavity for the first time became the control variable for optimizing part quality.
Once again, no control variable showed significant gain using the spline fit, the log-transformed lead variable gain was also nonsignificant (p = 0.
The 2-hp frequency control variable speed feeding conveyor by the 6-inch-wide rubber pads helps ensure hold-down during the cutting and sanding process.