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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

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

Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it.
Meg Whitman

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
Douglas Horton

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

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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