- a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
- a symbol that represents this.
Origin of variable
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Examples from the Web for variableness
Historical Examples of variableness
And the second principle is like unto it:—With God is no variableness or change of form.The Republic
In the spring of 1853 he suffered much from the variableness of the season.Kalli, the Esquimaux Christian
Thomas Boyles Murray
With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James i, 17).The Bible
John E. Remsburg
In the control of the universe we find no trace of “variableness nor shadow of turning.”The Arena
He was quite unconscious of the variableness that taxed her how to meet it.The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax
Word Origin for variable
"quantity that can vary in value," 1816, from variable (adj.). Related: Variably; variability.
late 14c., of persons, from Old French variable, from Latin variabilis "changeable," from variare "to change" (see vary). Of weather, seasons, etc., attested from late 15c.; of stars, from 1788.