Definition of "variable" []

  • Likely to change or vary; subject to variation; changeable. (adjective)
  • Inconstant; fickle. (adjective)
  • Biology Tending to deviate, as from a normal or recognized type; aberrant. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Having no fixed quantitative value. (adjective)
  • Something that varies or is prone to variation. (noun)
  • Liable to or capable of change (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of behaviour, opinions, emotions, etc) lacking constancy; fickle (adjective)
  • Having a range of possible values (adjective)
  • (of a species, characteristic, etc) liable to deviate from the established type (adjective)
  • (of a wind) varying its direction and intensity (adjective)
  • (of an electrical component or device) designed so that a characteristic property, such as resistance, can be varied (adjective)
  • Something that is subject to variation (noun)
  • An expression that can be assigned any of a set of values (noun)
  • A symbol, esp x, y, or z, representing an unspecified member of a class of objects, numbers, etc (noun)
  • A symbol, esp x, y, z, representing any member of a class of entities (noun)
  • A named unit of storage that can be changed to any of a set of specified values during execution of a program (noun)
  • A variable wind (noun)
  • A region where variable winds occur (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "variable" in a sentence
  • "I therefore call it the variable part of capital, or, shortly, _variable capital_."
  • "This is the most common style and one prefered for code in kdelibs. mVariable lowercase m and the name of variable starting with a uppercase letter variable_ variable name starting with a lowercase letter and then an underscore"
  • "Posts: 300 variable = $ (sed - n '3p' truefalse. txt) echo $variable if [ "$variable" = "True"]; then sed - i"