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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 can re-create what was in the mind of a mathematician a thousand years ago, recapture the truth of the intellect wherever it may have once come to light; but the image of art, that infinite variable of perception and expression in the individual, - that is not easily re-created, at least, not with certainty and in its original fulness.
George Edward Woodberry

Autism is an extremely variable disorder.
Temple Grandin

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

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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