[muhl-ti-vair-ee-it] /ˌmʌl tɪˈvɛər i ɪt/

adjective, Statistics.
(of a combined distribution) having more than one or variable.
(statistics) (of a distribution) involving a number of distinct, though not usually independent, random variables

1928, from multi- + -variate, from Latin variatio (see variation).
(mŭl’tē-vâr’ē-ĭt, -āt’)
Having or involving more than one variable.


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