covariant

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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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