covariant

[ koh-vair-ee-uhnt ]
/ koʊˈvɛər i ənt /

adjective Mathematics.

(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.

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Origin of covariant

First recorded in 1850–55; co- + variant
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