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Definition of Variable

Variable

  1. Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity.
  2. Liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.
  3. That which is variable; that which varies, or is subject to change.
  4. 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.
  5. A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
  6. Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts.

Variable Quotations

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
Douglas Horton

If there are four equations and only three variables, and no one of the equations is derivable from the others by algebraic manipulation then there is another variable missing.
Talcott Parsons

Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems.
Temple Grandin

To be is to be the value of a variable.
Willard Van Orman Quine

Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations; it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness.
Jerry Saltz
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Variable Translations

variable in Dutch is wisselend, veranderlijk, afwisselend
variable in Spanish is variable, mutable
variable in Swedish is ombytlig, variabel
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