Associations to the word «Variable»


VARIABLE, adjective. Able to vary.
VARIABLE, adjective. Likely to vary.
VARIABLE, adjective. Marked by diversity or difference.
VARIABLE, adjective. (mathematics) Having no fixed quantitative value.
VARIABLE, adjective. (biology) Tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type.
VARIABLE, noun. Something that is variable.
VARIABLE, noun. Something whose value may be dictated or discovered.
VARIABLE, noun. (mathematics) A quantity that may assume any one of a set of values.
VARIABLE, noun. (mathematics) A symbol representing a variable.
VARIABLE, noun. (programming) A named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read them.
VARIABLE, noun. (astronomy) A variable star.
VARIABLE, noun. (nautical) A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
VARIABLE, noun. (nautical) (in the plural) Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts.
VARIABLE ANTSHRIKE, noun. A passerine bird of the antbird family, in species Thamnophilus caerulescens.
VARIABLE ANTSHRIKES, noun. Plural of variable antshrike
VARIABLE BINDING, noun. The association between a variable name and its value.
VARIABLE BINDINGS, noun. Plural of variable binding
VARIABLE COST, noun. (accounting) A cost that changes with the change in volume of activity of an organization.
VARIABLE COSTS, noun. (accounting) plural of variable cost
VARIABLE STAR, noun. (star) any star whose brightness varies
VARIABLE STARS, noun. Plural of variable star
VARIABLE TANDEM REPEAT LOCUS, noun. (idiomatic) (genetics) any DNA sequence that exists in multiple copies strung together in various tandem lengths.

Dictionary definition

VARIABLE, noun. Something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered".
VARIABLE, noun. A quantity that can assume any of a set of values.
VARIABLE, noun. A star that varies noticeably in brightness.
VARIABLE, noun. A symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity.
VARIABLE, adjective. Liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses".
VARIABLE, adjective. Marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable".
VARIABLE, adjective. (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".

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