- a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
- a symbol that represents this.
Origin of variable
SYNONYMS FOR variable
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AirBnB allows for connections: host to guest, guest to city, and any other variable you can think of.
Throughout the process the program throws in random changes in a command or variable— these are mutations.This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection|James Barrat|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This allowed them to isolate the variable under study: receipt of multivitamins.
Environmental lead abatement does a better job of explaining the crime decrease than almost any other variable.Eric Holder’s Decision to Back Away From Mandatory Drug Sentences Is a Positive Step|Jamelle Bouie|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Vosshall designed her pilot study to weed out this variable.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The phenomenon of variable motion is not, however, peculiar to the red spot.Other Worlds|Garrett P. Serviss
Ghosts are variable with respect to sounds as well as appearance.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction|Dorothy Scarborough
The annual rings are variable in width, and the proportionate amounts of springwood and summerwood also vary.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
Minute variations of the function are proportional to minute variations of the variable.
Individual yield is so variable that a large number of snakes must be milked in order to determine the average yield.