# variable quantity

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 Noun 1 variable quantity - a quantity that can assume any of a set of valuesvariablequantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variableargument - a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variableexperimental variable, independent variable - (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variablescorrelate, correlative - either of two or more related or complementary variablesdegree of freedom - (statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distributiondependent 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 limitchance variable, random variable, stochastic variable, variate, variant - a variable quantity that is randomscalar - a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into componentstensor - a generalization of the concept of a vectorvector - a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
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Tr "rsg" as of 2008 order quantity: 2 500 pieces rsg 4 pava; 400 pieces rsg 4 inert variable quantity without acceptance obligation: 10 000 pieces rsg 4 pava; 2,000 pieces rsg 4 inert.
7 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a generally fine weather with variable quantity of cloud.
The target yaw moment [M.sub.z] needs to be converted as the variable quantity of longitudinal force for driving wheels.
The Welsh Government is committed to its policy of free prescriptions which was introduced in April 2007 and is backed by doctors A Welsh Government spokesperson said: "A prescription item may be for a variable quantity of tablets which, in the case of paracetamol, may range from 10 to over 100 tablets per prescription item.
When taking into account the kinematical and geometrical inaccuracies of the gears and gear backlash, the gear ratio becomes a periodically variable quantity, which depends on angular position against its frequency and is proportional to motor speed.
She opens with a richly documented critical survey of historical research on the medieval aristocratic family, pointing to the complexity of recent work, in which the family emerges as an extremely variable quantity, resisting narrow interpretations, for example in terms of a monolinear progression from wide kindred structures to restricted lineages.
An automatic controller is any instrument that continuously measures the value of a variable quantity or condition and then automatically acts on the controlled equipment to correct any deviation from a desired, preset value.
The specific impact, if any, of these statutory constraints depends upon whether the contract is to acquire a specific quantity of goods or services, s to acquire a variable quantity of goods or services, or uses options to extend the overall contract period.
The mean [CV.sub.I] value for each carnitine quantity is <12.3%; for men and women, the acyl/free carnitine ratio is the most variable quantity. The relative distribution of free carnitine and carnitine esters varies according to fasting status, adiposity, renal function, and muscular exercise [11].
An additional advantage of the profitability plot is that it indicates the effect of overhead costs upon profitability, whereas ;n the traditional variable quantity approach the overhead costs were hidden in the fixed costs.
QRMS reports your position and has analytics to calculate what it considers to be the best hedge, based on a variable quantity" option approach and supports all of the functions discussed last month.
a single lot with a fixed amount and a variable quantity is selected according to the copies made by: 1) rent of a multifunction equipment that will do tasks to break, print to b / w and color and photocopy; 2) software with management solution; 3) services related to the start up and maintenance of equipment and software; 4) supply of toners and other consumables necessary for printing.

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