# variate

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## var·i·ate

(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**.]## variate

(ˈvɛərɪɪt)*n*

**1.**(Statistics)

*statistics*a random variable or a numerical value taken by it

[C16: from Latin

*variāre*to vary]## ran′dom var′iable

*n.*

a statistical quantity that can take any of the values of a specified set in accordance with an associated probability distribution.

Also called **variate.**

[1935–40]

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Noun | 1. | variate - a variable quantity that is random variable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values |

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