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variables, plural;
  1. An element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change
    • - there are too many variables involved to make any meaningful predictions
  2. A quantity that during a calculation is assumed to vary or be capable of varying in value

  3. A data item that may take on more than one value during or between programs

  4. The region of light, variable winds to the north of the northeast trade winds or (in the southern hemisphere) between the southeast trade winds and the westerlies

  1. (variable) something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered"
  2. (variable) liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
  3. (variable) a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
  4. (variable) varying: marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"
  5. (variable) (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"
  6. variable star: a star that varies noticeably in brightness
  7. (The Variable) "The Variable" is the 14th television episode of the fifth season of Lost, and the 100th episode overall. It originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States on April 29, 2009. ...
  8. (Variable (computing)) In computer programming, a variable is a symbolic name given to some known or unknown quantity or value, for the purpose of allowing the name to be used independently of the value it represents. ...
  9. (Variable (mathematics)) A variable is a symbol that stands for a value that may vary; the term usually occurs in opposition to constant, which is a symbol for a non-varying value, i.e. completely fixed or fixed in the context of use. ...
  10. (variable) something that is variable; something whose value may be dictated or discovered; a quantity that may assume any one of a set of values; a symbol representing a variable; a named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read them; a ...
  11. (variable) A named storage location that can hold any of various kinds of value, as your program sees fit.
  12. (Variable) Any item that can be measured and represent different values.
  13. (variable) The variables of the class are the values that define the state of the class. Variables are also referred to as "attributes" or "fields."
  14. (variable) A letter that can refer to any object in the domain of an interpretation.  Variables are a part of the logical symbols.  A variable v in a formula F becomes bound if F is a subformula of a quantifier whose parameter is v; otherwise, v is free. ...
  15. (variable) An aspect of the sale or deal that can be changed in order to better meet the needs of the seller and/or the buyer. ...
  16. A variable is an object in Lisp that can store an arbitrary value. Emacs uses some variables for internal purposes, and has others (known as `user options'; q.v.) just so that you can set their values to control the behavior of Emacs. ...
  17. (Variable) A wide variety of conditions which can not accurately or completely be described using usual terminology, such as when no single surface type predominates.
  18. (variable) A location used for storing and manipulating values by name. As JavaScript is loosely typed, a single variable can hold different types of data over the course of a script.
  19. (variable) (1) A storage place within an object for a data feature. The data feature is an object, such as number or date, stored as an attribute of the containing object. (2) A bean that receives an identity at run time. ...
  20. (variable) A data object (stored in a memory location) whose value can change during program execution. A variable can be a named data object, an array element, an array section, a structure component, or a substring. Contrast with constant.
  21. (Variable) A letter used to represent a number value in an expression or an equation.
  22. (variable) one thing that is changed in an experiment
  23. (Variable) An attribute or characteristics of a person or an object that varies within the population under investigation (e.g. age, weight, IQ, child care type).
  24. (VARIABLE) Any characteristic or attribute that can be measured.
  25. (Variable) An attribute of something being studied or observed that can be assigned a value.