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variable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word variable

Definition
(noun) something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
Example Sentence
  • the weather is one variable to be considered

Definition
(noun) a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
Synonyms : variable quantity

Definition
(noun) a star that varies noticeably in brightness
Synonyms : variable star

Definition
(noun) a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
Definition
(adj) liable to or capable of change
Example Sentence
  • rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable
  • variable winds
  • variable expenses

Definition
(adj) marked by diversity or difference
Synonyms : varying
Example Sentence
  • the varying angles of roof slope
  • nature is infinitely variable

Definition
(adj) (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied
Example Sentence
  • a variable capacitor
  • variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights

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