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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.
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(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
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(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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