covariant

adjective
co·​var·​i·​ant | \ ˌkō-ˈver-ē-ənt How to pronounce covariant (audio) , ˈkō-ˌver- \

Definition of covariant

: varying with something else so as to preserve certain mathematical interrelations

First Known Use of covariant

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Covariant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covariant. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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