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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.

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.
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
Translations
تَقَلُّبِيَّه
proměnlivost
variabilitet
változékonyság
breytileiki
premenlivosť
değişkenlikkararsızlık

variability

[ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nvariabilidad f

variability

[ˌvɛəriəˈbɪləti] nvariabilité f
the variability in the climate → la variabilité du climat

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

variability

[ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nvariabilità

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.

var·i·a·bil·i·ty

n. variabilidad.
References in classic literature ?
I will then pass on to the variability of species in a state of nature; but I shall, unfortunately, be compelled to treat this subject far too briefly, as it can be treated properly only by giving long catalogues of facts.
The former says in his "Origin of Species", concerning the causes of variability: "...there are two factors, namely, the nature of the organism, and the nature of the conditions.
But if your blood pressure shows significant differences between visits to the doctor in what's called visit-to-visit variability, you could have a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event.
"We use music therapy in our hospital and in this study we showed that yoga music has a beneficial impact on heart rate variability before sleeping," said Dr Naresh Sen, study author, Consultant Cardiologist at HG SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India.
1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High variability in body mass index (BMI) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) during childhood are associated with an increased risk for later-life diabetes, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.
In recent years, large initial-conditions ensembles using a single Global Climate Model (GCM) have become increasingly popular for studying the effects of anthropogenic climate change on natural climate variability and extremes.
One more useful tool in the name of glycaemic variability is a possible explanation to justify the relation between hyperglycaemia and increased cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients.
Objective: To compare heart rate variability in negative and positive responders to active phase of head-up tilt test.
In a model adjusted for age, sex, smoking, alcohol consumption, regular exercise, and income status, the group with high variability for all four parameters had a significantly higher risk for all-cause mortality (hazard ratio, 2.27; 95% confidence interval, 2.13-2.42), for MI (HR, 1.43; 95% CI, 1.25-1.64), and for stroke (HR, 1.41; 95% CI, 1.25-1.60), compared with the group with low variability for all four parameters.
"Variability in metabolic parameters may be prognostic surrogate markers for predicting mortality and cardiovascular outcomes," wrote Seung-Hwan Lee, MD, PhD, of the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues.
To solve the cosmic mystery, Sanchez and colleagues analyzed the behavior of as many as 2,000 objects studied as part of two different surveys named Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and QUEST-La chair AGN variability survey.