uni·​var·​i·​ate ˌyü-ni-ˈver-ē-ət How to pronounce univariate (audio)
: characterized by or depending on only one random variable
a univariate linear model

Examples of univariate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why is the univariate problem that Ferguson and Smith and Sowell describe so well, and which I have been known to gripe about myself, so prevalent? Wilfred Reilly, National Review, 3 Jan. 2024 What do differences between multi-voxel and univariate analysis mean? Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2014 To determine whether each coital position had distinct spine kinematic profiles, separate univariate general linear models, followed by Tukey's honestly significant difference post hoc analysis were used. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 23 Sep. 2014 The study was done using retroactive analysis, as well as the method of ‘univariate analysis’ which looks at each variable in a data set separately. Lindsey Bartlett, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 The effect of blowing vs. not blowing candles out on bacterial counts in the frosting was determined using the proc univariate command of SAS (2010) to obtain mean, median, range and standard deviation. Debbi Baker, sandiegouniontribune.com, 31 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of univariate was in 1928

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“Univariate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/univariate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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