mul·​ti·​var·​i·​ate | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈver-ē-ət How to pronounce multivariate (audio) , -ˌāt, -ˌtī- \

Definition of multivariate

: having or involving a number of independent mathematical or statistical variables multivariate calculus multivariate data analysis

Examples of multivariate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only a few studies have used high-dimensional, multivariate measures of behavior. Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, "On the Nature of Fear," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of multivariate

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for multivariate

multi- + variable + -ate entry 3

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“Multivariate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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