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var·i·a·bil·i·ty

 (vâr′ē-ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē, văr′-)
n. pl. var·i·a·bil·i·ties
The quality, state, or degree of being variable or changeable.
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variability

The manner in which the probability of damage to a specific target decreases with the distance from ground zero; or, in damage assessment, a mathematical factor introduced to average the effects of orientation, minor shielding, and uncertainty of target response to the effects considered.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.variability - the quality of being subject to variationvariability - the quality of being subject to variation
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
variedness - characterized by variation
variegation - variability in coloration
personal equation - variability attributable to individual differences
invariableness, invariance, invariability - the quality of being resistant to variation
2.variability - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformityvariability - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
rockiness - the quality of abounding in rocks and stones; "due to the rockiness of the land it was quickly dry even after a heavy rain"
ruggedness - the quality of being topologically uneven; "the ruggedness of the mountains"
jaggedness - something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface
patchiness - unevenness in quality or performance
waviness - unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles
invariability, evenness - a quality of uniformity and lack of variation
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Translations
تَقَلُّبِيَّه
proměnlivost
variabilitet
változékonyság
breytileiki
premenlivosť
değişkenlikkararsızlık

variability

[ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nvariabilidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

variability

[ˌvɛəriəˈbɪləti] nvariabilité f
the variability in the climate → la variabilité du climat
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

variability

n (Math) → Veränderlichkeit f; (Biol) → Variabilität f; (of weather, mood)Unbeständigkeit f, → Wechselhaftigkeit f; (of costs)Schwankung(en) f(pl), → Unbeständigkeit f; (of work)unterschiedliche Qualität
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

variability

[ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nvariabilità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

vary

(ˈveəri) verb
to make, be or become different. These apples vary in size from small to medium.
ˈvariable adjective
1. that may be varied. The machine works at a variable speed.
2. (of eg winds, weather etc) liable or likely to change. British weather is very variable.
noun
something that varies, eg in quantity, value, effect etc. Have you taken all the variables into account in your calculations?
ˈvariably adverb
ˌvariaˈbilityplural variaˈbilities noun
ˌvariˈation noun
1. the extent to which a thing changes. In the desert there are great variations in temperature.
2. one of a series of musical elaborations made on a basic theme or melody. Brahms' variations on Haydn's `St Anthony's Chorale'.
ˈvaried adjective
He has had a very varied career.
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var·i·a·bil·i·ty

n. variabilidad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
But slight genetic variability showed up among strains from Europe, with no variability in those from North America.
Furthermore, in the Mediterranean which has variable climate where genetic variability is needed for crop success [30], the lentil growing decreased from 20.000 ha in the 1970,s to 1.719 ha in 2004 (2004 data, ISTAT, 2005).
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): By comparing the genomes of 29 different mammals, US scientists have discovered the vast majority of the so-called "dark matter" in the human genome that could explain genetic variability in cancer and other diseases.
Corn has a vast reservoir of genetic variability in its germplasm resources, and this variability has not been characterized for flavor.
In the past several years, extensive studies have been undertaken on mutagenesis for the induction of genetic variability and improvement of economic traits in several crop plants (Larik et al., 2009; Sharma et al., 2005; Sakin & Yildirim, 2004; Khan et al., 2004; Singh et al., 1998; Mike, 1988; Sharma, 1986).
A wide range of genetic variability was reported for both grain Fe (30.1-75.7 mg kg-1) and Zn (24.5-64.8 mg kg-1) content in breeding lines, improved populations and germplasm accessions and approximately similar variation (42.0-79.9 mg kg-1 Fe and 24.2-51.7 mg kg-1 Zn) in improved populations originated from India and Africa with medium to high broad sense heritability [11].
Bladder cancer has been linked with long-term exposure to disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water, but additional study is needed to evaluate the role of genetic variability in modulating adverse health effects of DBP.
30 August 2010 - Anglo-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca (LON: AZN, STO: AZN) said yesterday that a new genetic substudy showed fewer major cardiovascular events with ticagrelor (BRILINTA) regardless of relevant genetic variability in Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) patients.
On the other hand, genetic advance under selection is a function of genetic variability of the base population, G x E interaction and selection intensity.
He then explores the spontaneity of mutations and their relation to subatomic randomness, considers the contribution of recombination events to genetic variability, and discusses genetic drift and fluctuating natural selection.
"The authenticity of these varieties may be endangered by the new introductions and by the tissue culture-derived palms, which may carry genetic variability," said Professor Mohammad A.
In a retrospective study of 4,043 patients reported in the February 19, 2009 New England Journal of Medicine, an algorithm based on genetic variability plus clinical factors was highly accurate in predicting the best dose of the anticoagulant.