Origin of variate
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- statistics a random variable or a numerical value taken by it
- a less common word for variant (def. 4)
C16: from Latin variāre to vary
Word Origin and History for variate
in statistics, 1899, from adjective variate (mid-15c.), from Latin variatus, past participle of variare (see vary).
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