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# variable

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## Simple Definition of variable

• : able or likely to change or be changed : not always the same

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

## Full Definition of variable

1. 1 a :  able or apt to vary :  subject to variation or changes <variable winds> <variable costs>

2. 2 :  characterized by variations

3. 3 :  having the characteristics of a variable

4. 4 :  not true to type :  aberrant —used of a biological group or character

## variability

play \ˌver-ē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

## variableness

play \ˈver-ē-ə-bəl-nəs\ noun

## Examples of variable in a sentence

1. The winds were light and variable.

2. The loan has a variable interest rate.

## Origin and Etymology of variable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin variabilis, from variare to vary

First Known Use: 14th century

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noun var·i·able

## Simple Definition of variable

• : something that changes or that can be changed : something that varies

• mathematics : a quantity that can have any one of a set of values or a symbol that represents such a quantity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

## Full Definition of variable

1. 1 a :  a quantity that may assume any one of a set of values b :  a symbol representing a variable

2. 2 :  something that is variable

3. 3

## Examples of variable in a sentence

1. unemployment and other economic variables

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## Definition of variable for Students

1. 1 :  able to change :  likely to be changed :  changeable <a variable climate>

2. 2 :  having differences

3. 3 :  different from what is normal or usual

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noun var·i·able

## Definition of variable for Students

1. 1 :  something that changes or can be changed

2. 2 :  a symbol (as x or *) used in mathematics in the place of a numeral :  placeholder

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## variable

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adjective vari·able \ˈver-ē-ə-bəl, ˈvar-\

## Medical Definition of variable

1. 1:  able or apt to vary :  subject to variation or changes <allergy is perhaps the most variable of all diseases—H. G. Rapaport & Shirley Linde>

2. 2:  characterized by variations

3. 3:  not true to type :  aberrant—used of a biological group or character

## variability

\ˌver-ē-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē, ˌvar-\play noun plural

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noun var·i·able

## Medical Definition of variable

1. :  something that is variable

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