What is variable?

  • (noun): Something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation.
    Example: "The weather is one variable to be considered"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on variable, variables:

RV Tauri Variable
... RV Tauri variables are supergiant variable stars ... RV Tauri stars are further subclassified into two types RVa variables these are RV Tauri variables which do not vary in mean brightness RVb variables these are RV Tauri variables ...

More definitions of "variable":

  • (noun): A symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity.
  • (noun): A star that varies noticeably in brightness.
    Synonyms: variable star
  • (adj): Liable to or capable of change.
    Example: "Rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
  • (adj): (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied.
    Example: "A variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"
  • (noun): A quantity that can assume any of a set of values.
    Synonyms: variable quantity
  • (adj): Marked by diversity or difference.
    Example: "Nature is infinitely variable"
    Synonyms: varying

Famous quotes containing the word variable:

    Walked forth to ease my pain
    Along the shore of silver streaming Thames,
    Whose rutty bank, the which his river hems,
    Was painted all with variable flowers,
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)

    There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady’s head-dress.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)