[koh-vair-ee-it, ‐eyt]
noun Statistics.
a continuous control variable that is observed rather than manipulated but can affect the outcome of an experiment or study: You need to adjust for education level and other covariates in interpreting the results.

1965–70; co- + variate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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