Definition of variate in English:

variate

Pronunciation /ˈve(ə)rē-it/ /-ˌāt/ /ˈvɛriət/

noun

Statistics
  • another term for random variable

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the second step these probabilities are used as independent variates in a model to analyze the phenotypic data.’
    • ‘Here, one could introduce latent variables, such as the typical liability variate of quantitative genetics, and then model feedback or recursiveness at that level.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Latin variatus ‘diversified’, past participle of variare (see vary).

Pronunciation

variate

/ˈve(ə)rē-it/ /-ˌāt/ /ˈvɛriət/