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  1. a department in SE France. 2326 sq. mi. (6025 sq. km). Capital: Draguignan.


  1. variable.
  2. variant.
  3. variation.
  4. variety.
  5. variometer.
  6. various.
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Examples from the Web for var

Historical Examples

  • "But if it is var, I must get back to the Vaterland," cried Gustav.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • The ferret is mentioned, as being prolific in captivity, in Var.

  • But I have nothing solid—no lands, no estates except my chateau in Var.


    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Rocky Sugar, Hard maple, Sugar tree 144-146saccharinum, var.

  • Al the scheiphirdis, ther vyuis and saruandis, var glaid of this propositione.

British Dictionary definitions for var


  1. a unit of reactive power of an alternating current, equal to the product of the current measured in amperes and the voltage measured in volts

Word Origin

from v (olt-) a (mperes) r (eactive)


  1. a department of SE France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. Capital: Toulon. Pop: 946 305 (2003 est). Area: 6023 sq km (2349 sq miles)
  2. a river in SE France, flowing southeast and south to the Mediterranean near Nice. Length: about 130 km (80 miles)


abbreviation for
  1. visual aural range


abbreviation for
  1. variable
  2. variant
  3. variation
  4. variety
  5. various
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