variable

Variable is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
variable

Plural
variables

  1. (countable) A variable is something that may not always be the same.
    In life insurance, sex is an important variable because men generally die younger than women.
  2. (mathematics) A variable is something used in mathematics for an unknown value.
    In "x = 1 + 2 +...n = ((1 + n) × n)÷2", x is the variable.
  3. A variable is something used in computer programming languages that stores data, such as a number or words.

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AdjectiveEdit

Positive
variable

Comparative
more variable

Superlative
most variable

  1. If something is variable, it changes often.
    The temperature in the area is highly variable.
  2. If a group is variable, there are big differences between things in the group.
    The expected height of children in 3rd grade is variable.

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