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English definition of “variable”

variable

noun [C]     /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.Numbers generally
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