Definitions of variable

  1. a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
  2. something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; " the weather is one variable to be considered"
  3. a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  4. A quantity which may increase or decrease; a quantity which admits of an infinite number of values in the same expression; a variable quantity; as, in the equation x2 - y2 = R2, x and y are variables.
  5. A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
  6. That which is subject to change; in mathematics, a quantity that may be given many values.
  7. ( math.) A quantity subject to continual increase or decrease: a quantity which may have an infinite number of values in the same expression.
  8. VARIABLENESS, VARIABILITY.
  9. An inconstant quantity.
  10. That which varies or is liable to change.
  11. Variability.
  12. That which is variable, specially a quantity.
  13. In math., a variable quantity.
  14. Variably.
  15. marked by diversity or difference; " the varying angles of roof slope"; " nature is infinitely variable"
  16. ( 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"
  17. liable to or capable of change; " rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; " variable winds"; " variable expenses"
  18. Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity.
  19. Liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.
  20. Changeable; as, a variable wind; inconstant; fickle; as, variable love.
  21. That may be varied: changeable: liable to change: unsteady.
  22. Changeable; unsteady.
  23. Varying; changeable.
  24. That may vary or alter; changeable; susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; subject to continual increase or decrease.
  25. That may or can be varied or changed; fickle; changeable; inconstant; in math., subject to continual increase or diminution.
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