chance variable


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chance variable

[¦chans ′ver·ē·ə·bəl]
(mathematics)
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These repeated trials are important in an experiment because they make it less likely that some chance variable (like a swimmer having an "off" day) will alter the results.
The most obvious examples are the chance variables associated with the genetic makeup of a gifted child's parents.
This evolution lends itself to schools being better suited to deal with the diversity that gifted students manifest, including their chance variables. Assuming that attention is paid to the goal of accommodating all gifted students' needs in school, then Jane, Tony, Juan, and Brenda's needs can be met.