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variable


I - noun
1. something that is likely to vary;
something that is subject to variation (Freq. 4)
- the weather is one variable to be considered
Hypernyms:
thing
2. a quantity that can assume any of a set of values (Freq. 2)
Syn:
variable quantity
Hypernyms:
quantity
Hyponyms:
argument, independent variable, experimental variable, correlate, correlative,
degree of freedom, dependent variable, predictor variable, infinitesimal, random variable, variate,
variant, stochastic variable, chance variable, scalar, tensor, vector
3. a star that varies noticeably in brightness
Syn:
variable star
Hypernyms:
star
Instance Hyponyms:
Polaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestar
4. a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
Hypernyms:
symbol
Hyponyms:
placeholder, unknown, unknown quantity

II - adjective
1. liable to or capable of change (Freq. 6)
- rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable
- variable winds
- variable expenses
Ant:
invariable
Similar to:
changeable, uncertain, unsettled, covariant, multivariate,
protean, shifting, variant, versatile
See Also:
inconsistent, inconstant
Derivationally related forms:
variableness, vary, variability
2. marked by diversity or difference (Freq. 2)
- the varying angles of roof slope
- nature is infinitely variable
Syn:
varying
Similar to:
varied
Derivationally related forms:
variableness, vary, variability
3. (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied (Freq. 1)
- a variable capacitor
- variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights
Similar to:
adaptable
Derivationally related forms:
variableness, variability

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