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random variable

noun, Statistics.
1.
a quantity that takes any of a set of values with specified probabilities.
Also called variate.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for random-variable

random variable

noun
1.
(statistics) a quantity that may take any of a range of values, either continuous or discrete, which cannot be predicted with certainty but only described probabilistically rv
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