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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. variablenoun

    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

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

    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. Mark Nixon:

    We removed every other variable we could to test the hypothesis, which is why we used a green screen, all we had was a person walking in a series of images. We look at the motion of the body and the body parts, then measured those with a computer to get a set of numbers. And as long as we get the same set of numbers for each person, we can achieve recognition.

  2. Brian Ferguson:

    We take a long-term view of the dividend and target a sustainable payout level, i do not want a variable dividend.

  3. Advocate General:

    Fixing the ratio of variable remuneration to basic salaries does not equate to a 'cap on bankers bonuses', or fixing the level of pay, because there is no limit imposed on the basic salaries that the bonuses are pegged against.

  4. Neil Bradley:

    It is next to impossible to in real time isolate one variable.

  5. Doug Biesecker:

    It's a very complicated issue, does the sun have a role in our variable climate? Yes. Is the dominant role? No. Even the concept of the sun being responsible for Europe's mini ice age -- it's not hard-and-fast true.

Translations for variable

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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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