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/ˌmʌltɪˈvɛːrɪət/ (adj.)
One of the four pillars of Goodhart’s law, a multivariate phenomenon is one explainable by reference to more than one variable — usually several — and whose performance those responsible for any one of those variables can therefore take credit for, should it be satisfactory, or blame on something else, if it is not. For example, “stakeholder capitalism”.

Compare a univariate phenomenon.

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