Definitions for variableˈvɛər i ə bəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
var•i•a•bleˈvɛər i ə bəl(adj.)
apt to vary; changeable.
capable of being varied.
having much variation or diversity.
deviating from the usual type, as a species.
(of a star) changing in brightness.
(of wind) tending to change in direction.
having the characteristics of a variable.
(n.)something that may vary.
a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values. a symbol that represents this.
Category: Math, Computers
a symbol in logic for an unspecified member of a class of things or statements.
a shifting wind.
Origin of variable:
1350–1400; < LL
something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
"the weather is one variable to be considered"
variable, variable quantity(noun)
a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
variable star, variable(noun)
a star that varies noticeably in brightness
a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
liable to or capable of change
"rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
marked by diversity or difference
"the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"
(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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
variable(adjective)ˈvɛər i ə bəl
changing or likely to change
a variable interest rate; light, variable winds; Their fruit is of variable quality.
variableˈvɛər i ə bəl
able to be changed
a variable speed generator
variable(noun)ˈvɛər i ə bəl
sth in a situation that can change
There are many variables that could affect the stock market.
something that is variable
something whose value may be dictated or discovered
There are several variables to consider here.
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
able to vary
likely to vary
marked by diversity or difference
having no fixed quantitative value
tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type
having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity
liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable
that which is variable; that which varies, or is subject to change
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
a shifting wind, or one that varies in force
those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts
Translations for variable
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
that may be varied
The machine works at a variable speed.
- مُتَنَوِّع، مُخْتَلِفArabic
- variávelPortuguese (BR)
- bisa diubahIndonesian
- breytanlegur, stillanlegurIcelandic
- įvairus, skirtingas, kintamasLithuanian
- mainīgs; maināmsLatvian
- boleh diubahMalay
- foranderlig, stillbarNorwegian
- değişebilen, değişikTurkish
- 可變的Chinese (Trad.)
- змінний, переміннийUkrainian
- کئي طرح سےUrdu
- có thể thay đổi/biến đổiVietnamese
- 可变的Chinese (Simp.)
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