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Pronunciation

  • (US)
    • IPA: /ˈver.i.ə.bl̩/ˌ /ˈvær-/
    • SAMPA: /"vEri@b=l/, /"v{r-/

Etymology

From Old French variable (adjective).

Adjective

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Positive
variable

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. able to vary
  2. likely to vary
  3. marked by diversity or difference
  4. (mathematics) having no fixed quantitative value
  5. (biology) tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type

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Noun

Singular
variable

Plural
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variable ({{{1}}})
  1. something that is variable
  2. something whose value may be dictated or discovered
    There are several variables to consider here.
  3. (mathematics) a quantity that may assume any one of a set of values
  4. (mathematics) a symbol representing a variable
  5. (programming) a named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read it them
  6. (astronomy) a variable star

Synonyms

  • (something that is variable): changeable
  • (something whose value may be dictated or discovered): parameter
  • (mathematics: a quantity that may assume any one of a set of values): variable quantity

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] variabilis.

Adjective

variable m. (f. variable, m. plural variables, f. plural variables)

  1. variable

Noun

variable f. (plural variables)

  1. variable

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