# Definitions and Synonyms of *variable* | Another word for *variable* | What is *variable? *

*Definition 1: a quantity that can assume any of a set of values - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for variable in the sense of this definition*

*(**variable* is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*variable*is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) a generalization of the concept of a vector

*variable*) a generalization of the concept of a vector

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

*variable*) a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) a variable quantity that is random

*variable*) a variable quantity that is random

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit

*variable*) (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)

*variable*) a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable

*variable*) (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable

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*"if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable"*### (... is a kind of *variable* ) (statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution

### (... is a kind of *variable* ) either of two or more related or complementary variables

### (... is a kind of *variable* ) (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables

### (... is a kind of *variable* ) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

### (... is a kind of *variable* ) a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

*Definition 2: a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity - [noun denoting communication]*

*(**variable* is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

*variable*is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

*variable*) a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

*(... is a kind of **variable* ) a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

*variable*) a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

*Definition 3: something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation - [noun denoting object]*

*Samples where variable or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*the weather is one variable to be considered*

*(**variable* is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

*variable*is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

*Definition 4: a star that varies noticeably in brightness - [noun denoting object]*

*Synonyms for variable in the sense of this definition*

*(**variable* is a kind of ...) (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

*variable*is a kind of ...) (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

*(... is an instance of **variable*) the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

*variable*) the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

*Definition 5: liable to or capable of change - [adjective denoting all]*

*Samples where variable or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable**variable winds**variable expenses*

*(**variable* is similar to ...) subject to change

*variable*is similar to ...) subject to change

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*"a changeable climate"**"the weather is uncertain"**"unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other"*### (*variable* is similar to ...) changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged

### (*variable* is similar to ...) pertaining to any procedure involving two or more variables

### (*variable* is similar to ...) taking on different forms

*"eyes...of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same"*### (*variable* is similar to ...) continuously varying

*"taffeta with shifting colors"*### (*variable* is similar to ...) exhibiting variation and change

*"letters variant in size"*### (*variable* is similar to ...) changeable or inconstant

*"versatile moods"*### (means also ...) displaying a lack of consistency

*"inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"**"inconsistent with the roadmap"*### (means also ...) likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable

*"inconstant affections"**"an inconstant lover"**"swear not by...the inconstant moon"**Definition 6: (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where variable or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*a variable capacitor**variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights*

*(**variable* is similar to ...) capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

*variable*is similar to ...) capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

*"to succeed one must be adaptable"**"the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"**Definition 7: marked by diversity or difference - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where variable or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*the varying angles of roof slope**nature is infinitely variable*

*Synonyms for variable in the sense of this definition*

*(**variable* is similar to ...) characterized by variety

*variable*is similar to ...) characterized by variety

*"immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"**"his work is interesting and varied"*

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