- 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
Examples from the Web for variably
A number of words have been variably hyphenated in the text.The Skylark of Space|Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The specimens that I have examined from Coahuila are variably intermediate between the subspecies aurifrons and incanescens.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico|Emil K. Urban
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
Green, without coppery tints, but variably suffused with purple.Bees from British Guiana|T. D. A. Cockerell