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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In mathematics, linearly variant.
  • In physical chemistry, having a variance equal to unity. The variance (V) of a chemical system is expressed by the equation V = c + 2 — φ, where c is the number of independent components and φ is the number of phases in which the system may exist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Having one degree of freedom or variability.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a single degree of freedom

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