co·​var·​i·​ate | \ ˌkō-ˈver-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce covariate (audio) , -ət, ˈkō-ˌver- \

Definition of covariate

: any of two or more random variables exhibiting correlated variation

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Recent Examples on the Web Just don’t let any students covariate in the bathroom at recess. Lauren Ritchie,, "'High impact' teacher definition blurred by Department of Education mumbo jumbo," 23 Mar. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Covariate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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