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Adjective
/ˈve(ə)rēəbəl/,
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Not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change,
  1. Not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change
    • - the quality of hospital food is highly variable
    • - awards can be for variable amounts
  2. (of a wind) Tending to change direction

  3. (of a quantity) Able to assume different numerical values

  4. (of a species) Liable to deviate from the typical color or form, or to occur in different colors or forms

  5. Able to be changed or adapted
    • - the drill has variable speed
  6. (of a gear) Designed to give varying ratios or speeds

Noun
  1. An element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change
    • - there are too many variables involved to make any meaningful predictions
  2. A quantity that during a calculation is assumed to vary or be capable of varying in value

  3. A data item that may take on more than one value during or between programs

  4. The region of light, variable winds to the north of the northeast trade winds or (in the southern hemisphere) between the southeast trade winds and the westerlies


  1. something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered"
  2. liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
  3. a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
  4. varying: marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"
  5. (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied; "a variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"
  6. variable star: a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  7. A variable is a symbol that stands for a value that may vary; the term usually occurs in opposition to constant, which is a symbol for a non-varying value, i.e. completely fixed or fixed in the context of use. ...
  8. In computer programming, a variable is a symbolic name given to some known or unknown quantity or value, for the purpose of allowing the name to be used independently of the value it represents. ...
  9. "The Variable" is the 14th television episode of the fifth season of Lost, and the 100th episode overall. It originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States on April 29, 2009. The hundredth episode milestone was celebrated by cast and crew on location in Hawaii. ...
  10. something that is variable; something whose value may be dictated or discovered; a quantity that may assume any one of a set of values; a symbol representing a variable; a named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read them; a variable star ...
  11. (Variable-D) A patented invention (and trademark) of Electrovoice where several port are put down the case of the microphone.   The ports are less and less sensitive to high frequencies as they are further away from the diaphragm, reducing proximity effect.
  12. (variables) There are four main types of variables. Dependent variables depend on what a subject does. In contrast to a dependent variable (which is an outcome measure), independent variables are independent of the subjects. ...
  13. (Variables) A named storage location that can contain data that can be modified during program execution. Each variable has a name that uniquely identifies it within its level of scope. Variable names: Must begin with an alphabetic character. ...
  14. (VARIABLES) A term central to quantitative sociology and to macro-structural sociology. The term refers to that which varies, rather than being constant. ...
  15. (Variables (criteria)) Identifiable and selectable characteristics that can be tested for mailing purposes.
  16. (Variables) 1. Characteristics, attributes, or qualities of cases. For example, if the cases are persons, the variables could be sex, age, height, weight, feeling of empowerment, math ability, etc. 2. Anything we measure. 3. Constructs in a theory.
  17. (Variables) 1969. Rec, woodwind quartet, string quintet. Ms
  18. (Variables) Data values of a script that you specify, which are used by the Keynote Test Perspective load agents to vary the actions simulated for each virtual user of a test. The result is a more realistic test.
  19. (Variables) Data which are only permitted to be tracked are referred to as Variables.
  20. (Variables) Hold some kind of value. You can tell it what to be, it is flexible and you can change the value. #Variables are kind of like a note card. You can write on it with a pencil, erase it and write something else. ...
  21. (Variables) In algebraic expressions, letters represent variables. These letters are actually numbers in disguise. In this expression, the variables are x and y. ...
  22. (Variables) Logical groupings of attributes. For example, the variable "gender" is made up of the attributes "male" and "female."
  23. (Variables) Statements only get you so far without additional concepts. Variables are perhaps the most ubiquitous entity in any programming language. ...
  24. (Variables) That which is manipulated in quantitative reseach. These are described in qualitative research.
  25. (Variables) To calculate a loan payment, one must know (1) the amount of money which is to be borrowed, (2) the length of time over which the money will be repaid (term), and (3) interest rate being charged on the loan amount. ...