covariate

[ koh-vair-ee-it, ‐eyt ]

nounStatistics.
  1. a continuous control variable that is observed rather than manipulated but can affect the outcome of an experiment or study: You need to adjust for education level and other covariates in interpreting the results.

Origin of covariate

1
First recorded in 1965–70; co- + variate

Words Nearby covariate

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