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[mass noun] Correlated variation.
- ‘The unexplained covariation, C stochastic, refers to the lack of fit of the data to the model.’
- ‘Competition also provides a mechanistic basis for understanding asymmetries and negative covariation in the sizes of different structures.’
- ‘How can we account for such genetic variation and covariation of traits within the present framework?’
- ‘The need for a new term was also because of the possible confusion between covarion and covariation, which could be completely unrelated to heterotachy.’
- ‘In a flexible variance-components framework, modeling such covariation as a covariance component in our analyses is straightforward.’
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