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- 1.not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change."the quality of hospital food is highly variable"Similar:changeablechangingvaryingshiftingfluctuatingirregularwaveringvacillatinginconstantinconsistentfluidfloatingunsteadyunevenunstableunsettledmovablemutableproteanchameleonicunfixedfitfulcapricioustemperamentalficklekaleidoscopicvolatileunpredictableundependableunreliableup and downblowing hot and coldpeakychangefulvariationalOpposite:constantuniform
- 2.able to be changed or adapted."the drill has variable speed"
noun: variable; plural noun: variables
- an element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change."there are too many variables involved to make any meaningful predictions"
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In mathematics, a variable is a symbol and placeholder for a quantity that may change, or any mathematical object. In particular, a variable may represent a number, a vector, a matrix, a function, the argument of a function, a set, or an element of a set. Wikipedia
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