bi·​var·​i·​ate (ˌ)bī-ˈver-ē-ət How to pronounce bivariate (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving two variables
a bivariate frequency distribution

Examples of bivariate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few years ago a friend told me that the best way to think about it was a bivariate distribution, where the two random variables are additive genetic variation and environmental genetic variation. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 24 Dec. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bivariate was in 1920

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“Bivariate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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