Adjective: variable veh-ree-u-bul
Noun: variable veh-ree-u-bul
- Liable to or capable of change
"rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
- Marked by diversity or difference
"nature is infinitely 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"
- Something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
"the weather is one variable to be considered"
- A quantity that can assume any of a set of values
- variable quantity
- A star that varies noticeably in brightness
- variable star
- A symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
Derived forms: variables
See also: adaptable, changeable, covariant, inconsistent, inconstant, multivariate, protean, shifting, uncertain, unsettled, variant, varied, versatile
Type of: quantity, star, symbol, thing