Covariate



[koh-vair-ee-it, ‐eyt] /koʊˈvɛər i ɪt, ‐ˌeɪt/

noun, Statistics.
1.
a continuous control variable that is observed rather than manipulated but can affect the outcome of an experiment or study:
You need to adjust for education level and other covariates in interpreting the results.

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