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variableadjective

 us   /ˈveər·i·ə·bəl, ˈvær-/

variable adjective (CHANGING)

likely to change, or showing change or difference as a characteristic: Our weather is very variable in the spring.
variability
noun [U]  us   /ˌveər·i·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i, ˌvær-/
There is a lot of variability between brands.
variably
adverb  us   /ˈveər·i·ə·bli, ˈvær-/

variablenoun [C]

 us   /ˈveər·i·ə·bəl, ˈvær-/

variable noun [C] (SYMBOL)

mathematics a letter or symbol that represents any of a set of values

variable noun [C] (CHANGING)

something that can change, esp. in a way that cannot be known in advance: Among the variables that could prevent us from finishing the building by June are the weather and the availability of materials.
Translations of “variable”
in Korean 변동이 심한…
in Arabic مُتغَيّر…
in Portuguese variável…
in Catalan variable…
in Japanese 変わりやすい…
in Italian variabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多變的, 反復無常的…
in Russian изменчивый, непостоянный…
in Turkish sıkça değişen, değişken…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多变的, 反复无常的…
in Polish zmienny…
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