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Related to covariant: Covariant derivative, Covariant functor


1. Physics Expressing, exhibiting, or relating to covariant theory.
2. Statistics Varying with another variable quantity in a manner that leaves a specified relationship unchanged.


(ˈkəʊˌvɛərɪənt) maths
(Mathematics) a variant that changes leaving interrelations with another variant (or variants) unchanged
(Mathematics) changing in such a way that interrelations with another variant (or variants) remain unchanged


(koʊˈvɛər i ənt)

(of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship.
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Adj.1.covariant - changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged
variable - liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
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The SOM scale was designed to serve as a covariant in pain studies with athletic populations.
mu]v] is covariantly "conserved" (using the matter or gravitational field equations) in the sense of having zero four-dimensional covariant divergence: [[summation].
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The average of the right and left limbs for the healthy group was compared to each limb of the stroke group using an analysis of covariance with gait speed as the covariant.
Age was a notable covariant in the birth control and abortion vignette analyses; older respondents tended to be more approving than their younger counter-parts.