Definition of Covariant

1. Adjective. Changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged.

Similar to: Variable
Derivative terms: Covariance



Definition of Covariant

1. n. A function involving the coefficients and the variables of a quantic, and such that when the quantic is lineally transformed the same function of the new variables and coefficients shall be equal to the old function multiplied by a factor. An invariant is a like function involving only the coefficients of the quantic.

Definition of Covariant

1. Adjective. (category theory) (Of a functor) which preserves composition ¹

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Definition of Covariant

1. [adj]


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