Definitions for variable

Definitions for (noun) variable

Main entry: variable, variable quantity

Definition: a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

Main entry: variable

Definition: a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

Main entry: variable

Definition: something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation

Usage: the weather is one variable to be considered

Main entry: variable, variable star

Definition: a star that varies noticeably in brightness

Definitions for (adj) variable

Main entry: variable

Definition: (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied

Usage: a variable capacitor; variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights

Main entry: variable

Definition: liable to or capable of change

Usage: rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable; variable winds; variable expenses

Main entry: variable, varying

Definition: marked by diversity or difference

Usage: the varying angles of roof slope; nature is infinitely variable

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