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 (vâr′ē-ĭt, -āt′, văr′-)
n. Statistics
A single observed value of a random variable, considered to be one of many possible realizations.

[From Latin variātus, past participle of variāre, to vary; see vary.]


1. (Statistics) statistics a random variable or a numerical value taken by it
2. a less common word for variant4
[C16: from Latin variāre to vary]

ran′dom var′iable

a statistical quantity that can take any of the values of a specified set in accordance with an associated probability distribution.
Also called variate.
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Noun1.variate - a variable quantity that is randomvariate - a variable quantity that is random  
variable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
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