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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

var•i•a•bleˈvɛər i ə bəl(adj.)

  1. apt to vary; changeable.

  2. capable of being varied.

  3. inconstant; fickle.

  4. having much variation or diversity.

  5. deviating from the usual type, as a species.

  6. (of a star) changing in brightness.

    Category: Astronomy

  7. (of wind) tending to change in direction.

    Category: Meteorology

  8. having the characteristics of a variable.

    Category: Math

  9. (n.)something that may vary.

  10. a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values. a symbol that represents this.

    Category: Math, Computers

  11. a symbol in logic for an unspecified member of a class of things or statements.

    Category: Philosphy

  12. a shifting wind.

    Category: Meteorology

Origin of variable:

1350–1400; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. variably(adverb)

    with variation; in a variable manner or to a variable degree

    "it will be variably cloudy"


  1. variably(Adverb)

    In a variable manner.

    Such facts as the complex and extraordinary out growths which variably follow from the insertion of a minute drop of poison by a gall-producing insect, shows us what singular modifications might result in the case of plants from a chemical change in the nature of the sap. u2014 Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, Chapter 1.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Variably(adverb)

    in a variable manner

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