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variable
'v(ə)riːəbəl
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English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied.
  2. Liable to or capable of change.
  3. Marked by diversity or difference.
(名) As a noun
  1. A quantity that can assume any of a set of values.
  2. A symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity.
  3. Something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation.
  4. A star that varies noticeably in brightness.
Hyphenationvar•i•a•ble
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun
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变量biànliàngvariable (math.)
可变物kěbiàn wùvariable
易变yìbiànmutable; volatile; variable
可变kěbiànvariable
变异biànyìvariation
无常wúchángvariable; changeable; fickle; impermanence (Sanskrit: anitya); ghost taking away the soul after death; to pass away; to die
变数biànshùvariable (math.)
变化无常biànhuà wúchángvariable; constantly changing
变元biànyuán(math.) argument; variable
有别yǒubiédifferent; distinct; unequal; variable
yuáncurrency unit (esp. Chinese yuan); first; original; primary; fundamental; constituent; part; era (of a reign); (math.) argument; variable; (Tw) (geology) eon; (Chinese surname); the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
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