influence

  

Definition

Effect of the fluctuation in the value of an independent (such as income) variable on the value of a dependent variable (such as consumption).

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  • The United States is able to influence the behavior of other countries by imposing economic sanctions on them when they do not follow certain guidelines.

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  • It is often said that the relative level of inequality of a society will influence the longevity of that society's political system.

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  • The physician used his considerable influence in the field of infectious disease to convince pharmaceutical companies to hasten research on a new vaccine.

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