HyperDic: variable

English > 7 senses of the word variable:
NOUNobjectvariablesomething that is likely to vary / vary
cognitionvariable, variable quantitya quantity that can assume any of a set of values
objectvariable, variable stara star that varies noticeably in brightness
communicationvariablea symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
ADJECTIVEallvariableliable to or capable of change
allvariable, varyingmarked by diversity or difference
allvariable(used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied
variable > pronunciation
Soundsveh'riyahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > variable: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningliable to or capable of change.
Examples
  • "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"
  • "variable winds"
  • "variable expenses"
Narrowerchangeable, uncertain, unsettledsubject to change
covariantchanging so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged
multivariatepertaining to any procedure involving two or more variables
proteantaking on different forms
shiftingcontinuously varying
variantExhibiting variation and change
versatilechangeable or inconstant
See alsoinconsistentDisplaying a lack of consistency
inconstantlikely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason
Oppositeinvariablenot liable to or capable of change
Spanishvariable
Catalanvariable
Nounsvariability, variablenessthe quality of being subject to variation
variablesomething that is likely to vary / vary
Adverbsvariablywith variation
Verbsvarybecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
varybe subject to change in accordance with a variable
English > variable: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by diversity or difference.
Example "nature is infinitely variable"
Synonymvarying
BroadervariedCharacterized by variety
Spanishvariable, variado
Catalanvariable
Nounsvariabilitythe quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
variableness, variancethe quality of being subject to variation
Verbsvarybecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
varymake something more diverse and varied
varybe subject to change in accordance with a variable
English > variable: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied.
Examples
  • "a variable capacitor"
  • "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"
Broaderadaptablecapable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
Spanishvariable
Catalanvariable
Nounsvariability, variablenessthe quality of being subject to variation
English > variable: 7 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningSomething that is likely to vary / vary; something that is subject to variation.
Example"the weather is one variable to be considered"
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
Spanishvariable
Catalanvariable
Adjectivesvariableliable to or capable of change
English > variable: 7 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA quantity that can assume any of a set of values.
Synonymvariable quantity
NarrowerargumentA variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable
correlate, correlativeEither of two or more related or complementary variables
degree of freedom(statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution
dependent variable(statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable
independent variable, experimental variable(statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
infinitesimal(mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
predictor variableA variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)
random variable, variate, variant, stochastic variable, chance variableA variable quantity that is random
scalarA variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components
tensorA generalization of the concept of a vector
vectorA variable quantity that can be resolved into components
BroaderquantityThe concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
Spanishvariable
Catalanvariable
Adjectivesbivariatehaving two variables
English > variable: 7 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA star that varies noticeably in brightness.
Synonymvariable star
InstancesPolaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestarThe brightest star in Ursa Minor
Broaderstar(astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
Spanishestrella variable
Catalanestel variable, estrella variable
English > variable: 7 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity.
NarrowerplaceholderA symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set
unknown, unknown quantityA variable whose values are solutions of an equation
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Spanishvariable
Catalanvariable

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