- a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
- a symbol that represents this.
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How to use variable in a sentence
Overall, the researchers did not find a connection between the decrease in average body temperature and any individual variable or combination of variables.Bolivia’s Tsimane people’s average body temperature fell half a degree in 16 years|Sujata Gupta|November 13, 2020|Science News
This is especially problematic for neuroscience, where the variables—an animal’s neurons and the environment outside its brain—number in the billions.
The pandemic is, of course, the first variable that comes to mind.There’s no such thing as home-field advantage in the NFL this season|Neil Greenberg|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
These maps, Jain said, entail something akin to a polynomial calculating machine connected to a system of secret lockers containing the values of the variables.Computer Scientists Achieve ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography|Erica Klarreich|November 10, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Those early calculations of the universe’s expansion, however, had been based on distance measurements relying on Cepheid variable stars.
The hybrid has a faint dark basicaudal spot that is variably developed in Rhinichthys but absent in Gila.Five Natural Hybrid Combinations in Minnows (Cyprinidae)|Frank B. Cross
Greek Gods before they were sculptured would be conceived just as variably.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
His friend treated him very nicely for the most part, if very variably.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
The specimens that I have examined from Coahuila are variably intermediate between the subspecies aurifrons and incanescens.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico|Emil K. Urban
Excess of government variably defeats itself by driving away those to be governed.Illustrations of Universal Progress|Herbert Spencer