covariant

adjective
co·var·i·ant | \ˌkō-ˈver-ē-ənt, 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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