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variable

VA'RIABLE, a.

1. That may vary or alter; capable of alteration in any manner; changeable; as variable winds or seasons; variable colors.

2. Susceptible of change; liable to change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.

His heart I know, how variable and vain.

3. In mathematics, subject to continual increase or decrease; in opposition to constant, retaining the same value.

VA'RIABLE, n. In mathematics, a quantity which is in a state of continual increase or decrease. The indefinitely small quantity by which a variable is continually increased or diminished, is called its differential, and the method of finding these quantities, the differential calculus.




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VA'RIABLE, a.

1. That may vary or alter; capable of alteration in any manner; changeable; as variable winds or seasons; variable colors.

2. Susceptible of change; liable to change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.

His heart I know, how variable and vain.

3. In mathematics, subject to continual increase or decrease; in opposition to constant, retaining the same value.

VA'RIABLE, n. In mathematics, a quantity which is in a state of continual increase or decrease. The indefinitely small quantity by which a variable is continually increased or diminished, is called its differential, and the method of finding these quantities, the differential calculus.


VA'RI-A-BLE, a. [Fr. See Vary.]

  1. That may vary or alter; capable of alteration in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; variable colors.
  2. Susceptible of change; liable to change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable. His heart I know, how variable and vain. – Milton.
  3. In mathematics, subject to continual increase or decrease; in opposition to constant, retaining the same value.

VA'RI-A-BLE, n.

In mathematics, a quantity which is in a state of continual increase or decrease. The indefinitely small quantity by which a variable is continually increased or diminished, is called its differential, and the method of finding these quantities, the differential calculus. – Hutton.


Va"ri*a*ble
  1. Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity.
  2. That which is variable; that which varies, or is subject to change.
  3. 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 adjustable opening. -- Variable quantity (Math.), a variable. -- Variable stars (Astron.), fixed stars which vary in their brightness, usually in more or less uniform periods.

    Syn. -- Changeable; mutable; fickle; wavering; unsteady; versatile; inconstant.

  4. 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 x2 - y2 = R2, x and y are variables.
  5. A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.

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Variable

VA'RIABLE, adjective

1. That may vary or alter; capable of alteration in any manner; changeable; as variable winds or seasons; variable colors.

2. Susceptible of change; liable to change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable

His heart I know, how variable and vain.

3. In mathematics, subject to continual increase or decrease; in opposition to constant, retaining the same value.

VA'RIABLE, noun In mathematics, a quantity which is in a state of continual increase or decrease. The indefinitely small quantity by which a variable is continually increased or diminished, is called its differential, and the method of finding these quantities, the differential calculus.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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