Continuous random variable

By:
Updated: Aug 20, 2021

A random variable is said to be continuous or have a continuous distribution if it can assume any value from a continuous range. The range can be infinite. The cumulative distribution function (cdf) of a continuous random variable is continuous on its domain. See also discrete random variable.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.



Sources & references
Risk disclaimer
James Knight
Editor of Education
James is the Editor of Education for Invezz, where he covers topics from across the financial world, from the stock market, to cryptocurrency, to macroeconomic markets.... read more.