Definition of "variate" [va•ri•ate]

  • (noun) Statistics A random variable with a numerical value that is defined on a given sample space.

Use "variate" in a sentence

  • "Here's the bad news - if you don't know what a multi-variate analysis is, you probably can't do one."
  • "But, yeah, you could get all fancy and run a multi-variate analysis to control for all kinds of factors."
  • "If the r-square of the bi-variate model would have been .8 would you have really been that much more confident that any potential relationship was not actually caused by some unmeasured variable (e.g., average age of population, cost of living, presence of alternative tax programs, presence of racial or ethnic groups known to consume alcohol at higher rates)? sfesler"

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