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var·i·a·ble

 (vâr′ē-ə-bəl, văr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Likely to change or vary; subject to variation; changeable.
b. Inconstant; fickle.
2. Biology Tending to exhibit genetic variation or variation in a physical trait: geographically variable color patterns.
3. Mathematics Having no fixed quantitative value.
n.
1. Something that varies or is prone to variation.
2. Astronomy A variable star.
3. Mathematics
a. A quantity capable of assuming any of a set of values.
b. A symbol representing such a quantity. For example, in the expression a2 + b2 = c2, a,b, and c are variables.

var′i·a·ble·ness n.
var′i·a·bly adv.
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variable

(ˈvɛərɪəbəl)
adj
1. liable to or capable of change: variable weather.
2. (of behaviour, opinions, emotions, etc) lacking constancy; fickle
3. (Mathematics) maths having a range of possible values
4. (Biology) (of a species, characteristic, etc) liable to deviate from the established type
5. (Physical Geography) (of a wind) varying its direction and intensity
6. (Electrical Engineering) (of an electrical component or device) designed so that a characteristic property, such as resistance, can be varied: variable capacitor.
n
7. something that is subject to variation
8. (Mathematics) maths
a. an expression that can be assigned any of a set of values
b. a symbol, esp x, y, or z, representing an unspecified member of a class of objects, numbers, etc. See also dependent variable, independent variable
9. (Logic) logic a symbol, esp x, y, z, representing any member of a class of entities
10. (Computer Science) computing a named unit of storage that can be changed to any of a set of specified values during execution of a program
11. (Celestial Objects) astronomy See variable star
12. (Physical Geography) a variable wind
13. (Physical Geography) (plural) a region where variable winds occur
[C14: from Latin variābilis changeable, from variāre to diversify]
ˌvariaˈbility, ˈvariableness n
ˈvariably adv
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var•i•a•ble

(ˈvɛər i ə bəl)

adj.
1. apt to vary; changeable.
2. capable of being varied.
3. inconstant; fickle.
4. having much variation or diversity.
5. deviating from the usual type, as a species.
6. (of a star) changing in brightness.
7. (of wind) tending to change in direction.
8. having the characteristics of a variable.
n.
9. something that may vary.
10.
a. a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
b. a symbol that represents this.
11. a symbol in logic for an unspecified member of a class of things or statements.
12. a shifting wind.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin]
var`i•a•bil′i•ty, var′i•a•ble•ness, n.
var′i•a•bly, adv.
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var·i·a·ble

(vâr′ē-ə-bəl)
1. A mathematical quantity capable of assuming any of a set of values, such as x in the expression 3x + 2.
2. A factor or condition that is subject to change, especially one that is allowed to change in a scientific experiment to test a hypothesis. See more at control.
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variable

A condition, such as temperature, concentration and pressure, which can be changed in a chemical reaction.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.variable - something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
2.variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of valuesvariable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
quantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
argument - a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
experimental variable, independent variable - (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
correlate, correlative - either of two or more related or complementary variables
degree of freedom - (statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution
dependent variable - (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable; "if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable"
predictor variable - a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)
infinitesimal - (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
chance variable, random variable, stochastic variable, variate, variant - a variable quantity that is random
scalar - a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components
tensor - a generalization of the concept of a vector
vector - a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
3.variable - a star that varies noticeably in brightnessvariable - a star that varies noticeably in brightness
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
4.variable - a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantityvariable - a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
placeholder - a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set
unknown quantity, unknown - a variable whose values are solutions of an equation
Adj.1.variable - liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
invariable - not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy"
2.variable - marked by diversity or differencevariable - marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"
3.variable - (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied; "a variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"
adaptable - capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use; "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"
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variable

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variable

adjective
1. Capable of or liable to change:
Archaic: various.
3. Lacking consistency or regularity in quality or performance:
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Translations
مُتَغَيِّرمُتَغَيِّر، كَمِيَّة مُتَغَيِّرَهمُتَقَلِّبمُتَنَوِّع، مُخْتَلِف
proměnlivýproměnnáfaktorměnitelnýmožná změna
variabel
muutuja
vaihtelevamuuttuja
promjenjiv
változóváltoztatható
breytabreytanlegur, stillanlegurbreytilegur, óstöîugur
変わりやすい可変な変わりうる
변하기 쉬운
meniteľnýmožná výmena
avvikandeparametervariabelvarierande
เปลี่ยนแปลงได้ตลอดเวลา
değişkendeğişken nicelikkararsızdeğişebilendeğişik
có thể thay đổi

variable

[ˈvɛərɪəbl]
A. ADJ (gen) → variable; [person] → variable, voluble
variable costscostes mpl variables
B. Nvariable f
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variable

[ˈvɛəriəbəl]
adj
[amount, content, quality, rainfall, weather, rate, speed] → variable
a variable rate of interest
[mood] → changeant(e)
n
(gen) (= factor) → variable f
(MATHEMATICS)variable f
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variable

adj
(= likely to vary) (Math) → veränderlich, variabel; (Biol) → variabel; weather, moodunbeständig, wechselhaft; infinitely variable (Tech) → stufenlos; variable windswechselnde Winde pl; his work is very variableer arbeitet sehr unterschiedlich
speedregulierbar; salary levelflexibel; the height of the seat is variabledie Höhe des Sitzes kann reguliert werden
n (Chem, Math, Phys, Comput) → Variable f; (fig also)veränderliche Größe; dependent/independent variable (Math) → abhängige/unabhängige Variable
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variable

[ˈvɛərɪəbl]
1. adj (output, performance) → non costante; (weather, wind) → variabile; (mood) → mutevole
2. n (Math) → variabile f
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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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variable

مُتَغَيِّر proměnlivý variabel veränderlich ευμετάβλητος variable vaihteleva variable promjenjiv variabile 変わりやすい 변하기 쉬운 variabel variabel zmienny variável переменный varierande เปลี่ยนแปลงได้ตลอดเวลา değişken có thể thay đổi 变化的
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var·i·a·ble

n. variable, factor que puede variar;
a. que puede cambiar.
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variable

adj & n variable f
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The temporal variable analyzed was the pharyngeal transition time (PTT), expressed in seconds, and it considers as the beginning of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing the moment when the bolus was in the final region of the hard palate and the beginning of the soft palate, making an angle with the mandibular branch and the base of tongue, and as the end of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing the moment when the food bolus passed through the upper esophageal sphincter [11].
3: Density 8[pi]m [(0).sup.2][??] in function of the temporal variable u/m(0) for the model of Schwarzschild, for r/a = 0.00, 0.40 and 1.00.
In order to do this, we approximate the independent space variable x using the SJ-GL-C method at the [mathematical expression not reproducible] nodes, while the independent temporal variable t was approximated by the SJ-GR-C methods.
This technique involves a change of the temporal variable in order to have, for the new variable, a point distribution containing a major density of points in the orbital regions, where the velocity is higher.
ABSTRACT: In this paper we combine the boundary value method (for discretizing the temporal variable) and finite difference scheme (for discretizing the spatial variables) to numerically solve the one dimensional Advection Diffusion Equation.
In judo, the temporal variable determines and defines the kind of effort that is required and its distribution (effort time/pause time).
In the test of difference for temporal variable, in the three sampling months (October, November, December of 2008) registered significant difference in the level of concentration of total coliform.
Temporal variable. There were three waves of data collection in SEELS.
In addition to the temporal variable of shifting citizenship regimes for explaining ethnic politicization, he adds two additional variables for explaining spatial variation in indigenous organization, political associational and transcommunity networks.
The trio of mathematicians explores one-dimensional evolution with a real temporal variable and a complex spatial variable.

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