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Meaning of covariant

co•var•i•ant

Pronunciation: (kō-vâr'ē-unt), [key]
— adj. Math.
  1. (of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship: The area of a square is covariant with the length of a side.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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