# covariance

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## covariance

[ko-va´re-ans]a measure of the tendency of two random variables to vary together. It is the expected value of the product of the deviations of corresponding values of two random variables from their respective means.

## covariance

/co·var·i·ance/ (ko-vār´e-ins) a measure of the tendency of two random variables to vary together.## covariance

(kō-vā′rē-ăns)In statistics, the expected value of the product of the deviations of corresponding values of two variables from their respective means.

## covariance

the expected value of the product of the deviations of corresponding values of two random variables from their respective means.

**covariance method**

used for the calculation of relationship and inbreeding in large populations.

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