- a quantity that takes any of a set of values with specified probabilities.
Origin of random variable
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called variate.
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- statistics a quantity that may take any of a range of values, either continuous or discrete, which cannot be predicted with certainty but only described probabilisticallyAbbreviation: rv