variate

noun

var·​i·​ate ˈver-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce variate (audio) -ət How to pronounce variate (audio)

Word History

Etymology

probably from vari(able) entry 2 + -ate entry 1

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of variate was in 1909

Cite this Entry

“Variate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variate. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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