variable ADJECTIVE 1) not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to vary. 2) able to be changed or adapted. 3) Mathematics (of a quantity) able to assume different numerical values.
NOUN 1) a variable element, feature, or quantity. 2) Astronomy a star whose brightness changes, either regularly or irregularly. 3) (variables) the region of light, variable winds to the north of the NE trade winds or (in the southern hemisphere) between the SE trade winds and the westerlies.
DERIVATIVES variability noun variably adverb.

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