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variable

adjective uk   /ˈveə.ri.ə.bl̩/ us    /ˈver.i-/
C1 likely to change often: a variable interest rate British weather is perhaps at its most variable in the spring.
variability
noun [U] uk   /ˌveə.ri.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˌver.i.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

variable

noun [C] uk   /ˈveə.ri.ə.bl̩/ us    /ˈver.i-/ specialized
C1 a number, amount, or situation that can change: The variables in the equation are X, Y, and Z. The data was analysed according to neighbourhoods, but other key variables like credit rating and marital status were ignored altogether.
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