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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

One man's constant is another man's variable.
Alan Perlis

Prince William looks good in uniform and Man-at-Hackett black and white tie (he has grown up wearing it constantly); less certain in his suits, which sometimes look borderline archaic; and variable in casual. But completely comfortable in the Sloane uniform of non-designer jeans and chocolate-brown suede loafers. He'll look fine in Boden.
Peter York

My research, even before 1972, moved in directions beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize. Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable, both as to its production and as to its use.
Kenneth Joseph Arrow

Autism is an extremely variable disorder.
Temple Grandin
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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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