[ US /ˈvɛɹiəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /vˈe‍əɹɪəbə‍l/ ]
  1. marked by diversity or difference
    the varying angles of roof slope
    nature is infinitely variable
  2. liable to or capable of change
    variable winds
    rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable
    variable expenses
  3. (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
  1. a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
  2. a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
  3. a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  4. something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
    the weather is one variable to be considered
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How To Use variable In A Sentence

  • The authors of the second paper admit that “other variables … influence the binding avidity (preference), such as type of SA (sialic acid of the receptor site) and glycosylation and sialylation of the hemagglutinin close to the receptor binding site. ” These factors all vary obviously and there are other variables in the equation as well including the status of specific areas of the immune system. Think Progress » An Inconvenient Truth and An Intolerable Summer
  • Shakedown analysis is a method which can be used to research the elastoplastic behavior of a structure under variable repeated loads that exceed the structure′s elastic limit load.
  • These were monitoring variables like humidity and temperature, information that is invaluable to the horticulturalists attempting to propagate the trees.
  • The variable stars in the above image are RR Lyrae variables, single stars that pulsate with periods of about half a day.
  • Pelling's central idea is that the value of this concept is variable and its use needs care.
  • [12] The original reference to experience from which the meaning of the term astronavigation should be derived is not essentially "space-travel," but forms of transoceanic navigation which take into account the effects specific to changes in specific astronomical experiences, from fixed to variable, which are relevant to transoceanic navigation within what had appeared, initially, as a permanently fixed set of changes within the ordering of the planets or specifically stellar phenomena. LaRouche's Latest
  • The variable can be accessed by this two part name within the session.
  • Bottlenose dolphins appear uniform grey, but their colouring can be very variable.
  • In this paper, the general solution for plane problem of elastic mechanics in polar coordinate system is deduced by separate variable method.
  • The chair is also available with adjustable armrests, a height-adjustable backrest and variable seat depths, whereby the active lumbar support is always in the correct position.
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