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covariant

[koh-vair-ee-uh nt]
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adjective Mathematics.
  1. (of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship: The area of a square is covariant with the length of a side.

Origin of covariant

First recorded in 1850–55; co- + variant
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Historical Examples

  • We have in the Hessian the first instance of a covariant of a ternary form.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8

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