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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.
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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