# How does MANOVA differ from MANOVA?

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#### Explanation:

This answer seems to answer the question:

https://socratic.org/questions/what-is-manova?source=search

From that answer, in part:

*MANOVA stands for multivariate analysis of variance. It tests if there is a significant difference between the means of multiple groups.*

*The dependent variables are continuous and the independent variables are categorical. The MANOVA uses the covariance-variance between variables to test for the difference between vectors of means. This is in comparison to an ANOVA which tests for differences between means.*

*Because the MANOVA is designed to handle multiple dependent variables at one time, you can run one MANOVA instead of multiple ANOVAs. The MANOVA also limits the number of type I errors.*

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