[ muhl-ti-vair-ee-it ]
/ ˌmʌl tɪˈvɛər i ɪt /
(of a combined distribution) having more than one variate or variable.
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British Dictionary definitions for multivariate
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈvɛərɪɪt) /
statistics (of a distribution) involving a number of distinct, though not usually independent, random variables
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Scientific definitions for multivariate
[ mŭl′tē-vâr′ē-ĭt, -āt′ ]
Having or involving more than one variable.
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