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  1. [noun] something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered"

  2. [noun] a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
    Synonyms: quantity

  3. [noun] a star that varies noticeably in brightness
    Synonyms: star

  4. [noun] a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

  5. [adjective] liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"

  6. [adjective] marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"
    Synonyms: varying

  7. [adjective] (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied; "a variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"


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