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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

Autism is an extremely variable disorder.
Temple Grandin

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Joseph Addison

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
Douglas Horton

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

Art does not, like science, set forth a permanent order of nature, the enduring skeleton of law. Two factors primarily determine its works: one is the idea in the mind of the artist, the other is his power of expression; and both these factors are extremely variable.
George Edward Woodberry
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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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