Definition of variate in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛːrɪət


  • A quantity having a numerical value for each member of a group, especially one whose values occur according to a frequency distribution.
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    • Hence, this study standardized all cluster variates to a mean of zero and standard deviation of one.
    • All variates were analysed using the SYSTAT or the Genstat statistical packages.
    • An important consequence of these three points is that the information has to be concentrated in a small number of patterns or variates.


late 19th century: from Latin variatus 'diversified', past participle of variare (see vary).

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