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variable

adjective     /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 .Changing frequentlyChanging variability     /ˌveə.ri.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌver.i.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Changing frequentlyChanging
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