covary

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co- +‎ vary

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covary (third-person singular simple present covaries, present participle covarying, simple past and past participle covaried)

  1. (statistics) To vary together with another variable, particularly in a way that may be predictive
    • 2007 July 18, Thomas Sattig, “Identity in 4D”, Philosophical Studies, volume 140, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9136-6: 
      More specifically, to say that there is an informative criterion of diachronic identity is to say that facts of diachronic identity covary with facts about continuants’ instantaneous qualitative profiles [] .

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