# covariant

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Related to covariant: Covariant derivative, Covariant functor

## co·var·i·ant

(kō-vâr′ē-ənt)*adj.*

**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.

## covariant

(ˈkəʊˌvɛərɪənt)*maths*

*n*

(Mathematics) a variant that changes leaving interrelations with another variant (or variants) unchanged

*adj*

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

## co•var•i•ant

(koʊˈvɛər i ənt)*adj.*

(of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship.

[1850–55]

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Adj. | 1. | covariant - changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchangedvariable - liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses" |

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