Definition of variate in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌāt//ˈve(ə)rē-it/


  • another term for random variable
    • ‘All variates were analysed using the SYSTAT or the Genstat statistical packages.’
    • ‘Hence, this study standardized all cluster variates to a mean of zero and standard deviation of one.’
    • ‘In the second step these probabilities are used as independent variates in a model to analyze the phenotypic data.’
    • ‘An important consequence of these three points is that the information has to be concentrated in a small number of patterns or variates.’
    • ‘Here, one could introduce latent variables, such as the typical liability variate of quantitative genetics, and then model feedback or recursiveness at that level.’