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Synonyms for variable
ˈvɛər i ə bəlvari·able

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  1. variablenoun

    variable quantity, parameter, changeable, alterable, unstable, fluctuating, mutable, unsteady, flexible, varying, aberrant, fickle, inconstant, shifting

    constant, invariable, unchangeable, unalterable, immutable, unchanging

  2. variablenoun

    able to vary

    parameter, variable quantity, changeable, shifting, unsteady, mutable, flexible, varying, fluctuating, fickle, unstable, aberrant, inconstant, alterable

    constant, invariable, immutable, unchanging, unchangeable, unalterable

  3. variablenoun

    likely to vary

    There are several variables to consider here.

    parameter, changeable, variable quantity, mutable, shifting, fickle, flexible, inconstant, varying, alterable, fluctuating, aberrant, unstable, unsteady

    invariable, constant, unchanging, immutable, unchangeable, unalterable

  4. variablenoun

    marked by diversity or difference

    changeable, variable quantity, parameter, unsteady, aberrant, unstable, inconstant, fickle, varying, fluctuating, flexible, mutable, alterable, shifting

    invariable, constant, unchangeable, unchanging, unalterable, immutable

  5. variableadjective

    having no fixed quantitative value

    variable quantity, parameter, changeable, inconstant, varying, mutable, fluctuating, aberrant, fickle, unstable, alterable, flexible, unsteady, shifting

    invariable, constant, unchangeable, unchanging, unalterable, immutable

  6. variablenoun

    tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type

    inconstant, fickle, unsteady, alterable, changeable, variable quantity, parameter, flexible, aberrant, fluctuating, varying, mutable, unstable, shifting

    invariable, constant, unchangeable, unalterable, unchanging, immutable

  7. variablenoun

    a variable star

    changeable, variable quantity, parameter

    constant, invariable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. variable

    changeable, mutable, fickle, capricious, wavering, unsteady, inconstant, shifting

    unchanging, unchangeable, immutable, constant, firm, true, fast, stanch, unwavering, steady, unalterable, invariable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. variablenoun

    something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation

    "the weather is one variable to be considered"

    variable star, variable quantity

    unvaried, constant, strict, invariant, invariable, unadaptable, unvarying, hard-and-fast, changeless

  2. variable, variable quantitynoun

    a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

    variable star, variable quantity

    unadaptable, invariant, strict, unvarying, constant, changeless, hard-and-fast, invariable, unvaried

  3. variable star, variablenoun

    a star that varies noticeably in brightness

    variable star, variable quantity

    constant, unvarying, hard-and-fast, invariant, invariable, unadaptable, unvaried, changeless, strict

  4. variableadjective

    a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

    variable star, variable quantity

    invariant, hard-and-fast, unvarying, changeless, unvaried, invariable, unadaptable, constant, strict

  5. variableadjective

    liable to or capable of change

    "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"


    unvarying, hard-and-fast, changeless, invariant, constant, strict, unvaried, unadaptable, invariable

  6. varying, variableadjective

    marked by diversity or difference

    "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"


    hard-and-fast, unvarying, constant, invariant, unadaptable, changeless, invariable, strict, unvaried

  7. variableadjective

    (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"


    unvarying, unvaried, changeless, invariant, unadaptable, constant, strict, invariable, hard-and-fast

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. variableadjective

    changeable, mutable

  2. variableadjective

    inconstant, unsteady, fickle, vacillating, wavering, fluctuating, fitful, undecided

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. variableadjective

    mutable, changeable, changeable

    invariable, unchangeable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "variable":

    variables, varying, variability, floating, varies, varied, vary, fluctuating

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How to use variable in a sentence?

  1. Mick Bailey:

    Infection of dogs with SARS-CoV-2 has been reported, both asymptomatic and associated with variable levels of disease as in humans, so using dogs deliberately to sniff breath and clothes from potentially infected people seems a bit of a risk to the dogs, let alone their handlers.

  2. Andrew Feinberg:

    It's likely that when food supplies are highly variable, these epigenetic changes help our bodies adapt to temporary surges in calories, but if the high-calorie diet continues over the long term, the same epigenetic pattern raises the risk for disease.

  3. David Frederick:

    One theory is that in ancestors of humans, orgasm occurred more easily because its function was to cause ovulation to occur. This happens in many animals, once the monthly menstrual cycle began regulating ovulation, orgasm was no longer coupled with reproduction for women. This allowed ability and ease of orgasm becoming more variable in women over millions of years and is why orgasm frequency is much more variable in women than in men.

  4. Maria Martinón-Torres:

    I think that Asia is an unknown land, the samples are amazing, they are wild, they are variable and I think in the next few years we are going to have surprises because they have a lot to say not only about Asian study but about the main stories that we have been talking about (regarding) human evolution.

  5. Tom Blair:

    Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

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  • متغيرArabic
  • dəyișkənAzerbaijani
  • variableCatalan, Valencian
  • proměnný, variabilní, proměnná, proměnlivý, faktorCzech
  • Variable, Parameter, variabel, Variablensymbol, Platzhalter, SymbolGerman
  • μεταβλητή, άστατος, ευμετάβλητος, μεταβλητός, ευμετάβολοςGreek
  • variaEsperanto
  • variableSpanish
  • muutujaEstonian
  • متغیرPersian
  • vaihteleva, muuttuja, muuttuvaFinnish
  • paramètre, variableFrench
  • variable, variábelGalician
  • משתנהHebrew
  • चर, परिवर्तनHindi
  • változóHungarian
  • variabelIndonesian
  • modificabile, flessiblie, regolabile, variabile, parametroItalian
  • מִשְׁתַנHebrew
  • 変数, 変わりやすい, 変わりうる, 可変, 変項Japanese
  • 변수, 變數Korean
  • taurangi, tāupeMāori
  • променлива, променливMacedonian
  • boleh ubahMalay
  • veranderlijke, veranderlijk, variabel, onbestendig, variabele, wisselend, schommelend, regelbaar, variabele waardeDutch
  • avvikende, variabel, varierendeNorwegian
  • zmienny, zmiennaPolish
  • variávelPortuguese
  • variabil, variabilă, parametru, schimbabilRomanian
  • переменный, непостоянный, изменчивый, переменная, неизвестное, неизвестнаяRussian
  • variabel, reglerbar, parameter, föränderlig, avvikande, flexibel, ostadig, ombytlig, ställbar, rörlig, växlande, omväxlande, varierandeSwedish
  • மாறிTamil
  • చర, చరరాశి, చరము, అస్థిర, మారే, మారగలTelugu
  • ตัวแปรThai
  • değişkenTurkish
  • ЗміннаUkrainian
  • biên sô, 變數Vietnamese
  • 變量Chinese

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