I want to describe the variables involved in an equation in an itemized environment such that every item begins with the variable name and subsequently comes the description for it. I'd like to have all the descriptions left aligned.

Here is a MWE that of course does not produce what I am looking for.

```
\documentclass{standalone}
\begin{document}
$E[g(x)] = \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} f_X(x) \, g(x) \, \mathrm{d}x$.
%
where,
%
\begin{itemize}
\item $x$ \quad is a continuous random variable.
\item $f_X(x)$ \quad is the PDF of $x$.
\item $g(x)$ \quad is a function of $x$.
\end{itemize}
\end{document}
```

## Best Answer

What about this

Output

You can avoid using

`\hfill`

for each item if you specify the second optional argument of`\makebox`

to be the letter`l`

(for left):