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covariant

[koh-vair-ee-uh nt] /koʊˈvɛər i ənt/
adjective, Mathematics
1.
(of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship:
The area of a square is covariant with the length of a side.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; co- + variant
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  • Pretest scores were used as the covariant and the posttest scores as the dependent variable.

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