variable quantity

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Noun1.Variable quantity - a quantity that can assume any of a set of valuesvariable quantity - 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
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Thereof 149 pieces order quantity and 251 pieces as variable quantity.
7 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a generally fine weather with variable quantity of cloud.
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.

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