- a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
- a symbol that represents this.
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Example sentences from the Web for variable
It tells us little to nothing about variability by region, by education level, by type of jobs.Don’t Trust the Economic Numbers That Govern Our World|Zachary Karabell|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most people have a large degree of variability in their heart rates during the course of a day.
Here, as elsewhere, the absolute range of variability depends upon the number of individuals observed.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl|Charles Benedict Davenport
That is, we must know the amount of variability as well as the extent of the greatest divergence from the average.The Social Direction of Evolution|William E. Kellicott
Sufficient, however, has been here stated to illustrate the variability of the position of the neutral point.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
Every species is more or less variable, and this variability may be developed by different causes.The Story of the Earth and Man|J. W. Dawson
The Aristotelian would find no difficulty in such a variability; it is only the disciple of Dalton to whom it seems impossible.