Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A single observed value of a random variable, considered to be one of many possible realizations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A single magnitude-determination of a character or quality common to a number of individuals.
  • To make different; vary; diversify.
  • To alter; vary; change.
  • Varied; variegated; diverse.

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

  • verb To alter; to make different; to vary.

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

  • noun A measurable quantity capable of taking on a number of values.
  • noun A variable, often the set of x values plotted on a graph.
  • verb transitive To alter; or vary; to make different.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a variable quantity that is random

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin variātus, past participle of variāre, to vary; see vary.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin variatus, past participle of variare. See vary.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.