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Definition of Variable
VariableVariable Va"ri*a*ble, n.
1. That which is variable; that which varies, or is subject
2. (Math.) A quantity which may increase or decrease; a
quantity which admits of an infinite number of values in
the same expression; a variable quantity; as, in the
equation x^2 - y^2 = R^2, x and y are variables.
(a) A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
(b) pl. Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not
expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind
Independent variable (Math.), that one of two or more
variables, connected with each other in any way whatever,
to which changes are supposed to be given at will. Thus,
in the equation x^2 - y^2 = R^2, if arbitrary
changes are supposed to be given to x, then x is the
independent variable, and y is called a function of x.
There may be two or more independent variables in an
equation or problem. Cf. Dependent variable, under
Dependent. VariableVariable Va"ri*a*ble, a. [L. variabilis: cf. F. variable.]
1. Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of
alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds
or seasons; a variable quantity.
2. Liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable;
fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men
are variable; passions are variable.
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. --Shak.
His heart, I know, how variable and vain! --Milton.
Variable exhaust (Steam Eng.), a blast pipe with an
Variable quantity (Math.), a variable.
Variable stars (Astron.), fixed stars which vary in their
brightness, usually in more or less uniform periods.
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- A random variable
(also called random
quantity, aleatory variable
, or stochastic variable
) is a mathematical formalization
of a quantity
- and independent variables
modeling, statistical modeling
sciences. Dependent variables receive
- In statistics, a categorical variable
(also called qualitative variable
) is a variable
that can take on one of a limited, and usually
languages, including mathematical logic
science, a free variable
is a notation
(symbol) that specifies places
in an expression where
- PATH is an environment variable
on Unix-like operating
systems, DOS, OS/2, and Microsoft
a set of directories where executable
- An environment variable
is a dynamic-named value
that can affect
the way running processes
on a computer. They are part of the environment...
- mathematics, a variable
variabilis, "changeable") is a symbol
for any mathematical
object. In particular, a variable
- A variable
star is a star whose brightness
as seen from Earth
with time. This variation
may be caused
by a change
- A control variable
constant) in scientific experimentation
is an experimental element which
(controlled) and unchanged
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