[vair-ee-uh-buh l] /ˈvɛər i ə bəl/
apt or liable to or change; changeable:
variable weather; variable moods.
capable of being or changed; alterable:
a variable time limit for completion of a book.
a variable lover.
having much or diversity.
Biology. deviating from the usual type, as a species or a specific character.
Astronomy. (of a star) changing in brightness.
Meteorology. (of wind) tending to change in direction.
Mathematics. having the nature or characteristics of a variable.
something that may or does vary or change; a variable feature or factor.
Logic. (in the functional calculus) a symbol for an unspecified member of a class of things or statements.
Compare , .
liable to or capable of change: variable weather
(of behaviour, opinions, emotions, etc) lacking constancy; fickle
(maths) having a range of possible values
(of a species, characteristic, etc) liable to deviate from the established type
(of a wind) varying its direction and intensity
(of an electrical component or device) designed so that a characteristic property, such as resistance, can be varied: variable capacitor
something that is subject to variation
(logic) a symbol, esp x, y, z, representing any member of a class of entities
(computing) a named unit of storage that can be changed to any of a set of specified values during execution of a program
(astronomy) See variable star
a variable wind
(pl) a region where variable winds occur
late 14c., of persons, from Old French variable, from Latin variabilis “changeable,” from variare “to change” (see vary). Of weather, seasons, etc., attested from late 15c.; of stars, from 1788.
“quantity that can vary in value,” 1816, from variable (adj.). Related: Variably; variability.
variable var·i·a·ble (vâr’ē-ə-bəl, vār’-)
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- Nonvascular plant
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