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multivariate

[muhl-ti-vair-ee-it] /ˌmʌl tɪˈvɛər i ɪt/
adjective, Statistics.
1.
(of a combined distribution) having more than one variate or variable.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; multi- + variate
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  • The framework he elucidated, which employed multivariate calculus, still dominates graduate textbooks.
  • The question of how the school you go to affects your long-term job prospects is a complex multivariate problem.
British Dictionary definitions for multivariate

multivariate

/ˌmʌltɪˈvɛərɪɪt/
adjective
1.
(statistics) (of a distribution) involving a number of distinct, though not usually independent, random variables
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Word Origin and History for multivariate
adj.

1928, from multi- + -variate, from Latin variatio (see variation).

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multivariate in Science
multivariate
  (mŭl'tē-vâr'ē-ĭt, -āt')   
Having or involving more than one variable.
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