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noun Statistics.

a quantity that takes any of a set of values with specified probabilities.

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Also called variate.

## Origin of random variable

First recorded in 1935â€“40

## Words nearby random variable

random number, random number generator, random numbers, random rubble, random sampling, random variable, random walk, random walk theory, R and R, Randwick, randy

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## British Dictionary definitions for random variable

random variable

noun

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

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