Synonyms for (noun) variable

Synonyms: variable, variable quantity

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

Similar words: quantity

Definition: the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable


Synonyms: variable

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

Similar words: symbol

Definition: an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance


Synonyms: variable

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

Usage: the weather is one variable to be considered

Similar words: thing

Definition: a separate and self-contained entity


Synonyms: variable, variable star

Definition: a star that varies noticeably in brightness

Similar words: star

Definition: (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

Synonyms for (adjective) variable

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: adaptable

Definition: capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

Usage: to succeed one must be adaptable; the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths


Synonyms: variable

Definition: liable to or capable of change

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

Similar words: unsettled, uncertain, changeable

Definition: subject to change

Usage: a changeable climate; the weather is uncertain; unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other


Similar words: covariant

Definition: changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged


Similar words: multivariate

Definition: pertaining to any procedure involving two or more variables


Similar words: protean

Definition: taking on different forms

Usage: eyes...of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same


Similar words: shifting

Definition: continuously varying

Usage: taffeta with shifting colors


Similar words: variant

Definition: exhibiting variation and change

Usage: letters variant in size


Similar words: versatile

Definition: changeable or inconstant

Usage: versatile moods


Synonyms: variable, varying

Definition: marked by diversity or difference

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

Similar words: varied

Definition: characterized by variety

Usage: immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions; his work is interesting and varied