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The quality of his information is very variable and in many cases impossible to verify. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In reality, there are many more variables. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today will be another cold one, with high pressure over the south bringing variable amounts of cloud and sunshine. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Variable speed' limits are imposed to cut congestion at peak times and red crosses close lanes when there is an accident ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It says that enforcing variable speed limits on major roads is relatively cheap'because only a limited number of speed cameras would be needed'. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For example, firms can take into account variables such as the cost and time requirements of in-house software packaging versus using external service providers. Computing (2010)It was also claimed that the rise reflected an increase in the number of digital cameras used to monitor variable speed limits on stretches of'smart' motorways. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no control group or variable. Christianity Today (2000)The main variable cost that suppliers have is the cost of labour. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)Those on the lowest variable deals are still better off staying put for now. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were always going to be things that went wrong with this many variables. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Too many of the major economic variables are not under control. After Thatcher (1989) Weather is hugely variable but the underlying global trend is clear. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Make the limit variable depending on conditions or traffic? The Sun (2011)This model can be made more interesting by introducing variables which depend on time. Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)This meant the only variable was skin quality. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But these are variables that can change. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The central feature of experimental studies is the control of variables surrounding the experimental subjects. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Your new job may have triggered it with irregular sleep or eating patterns and the variable humidity on aeroplanes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Regulators want variable pay to account for a smaller proportion of total reward in the hope that this will discourage reckless behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In this instance, income is the independent variable. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Her teacher tests how much she can remember: what are independent and dependent variables? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The marginal physical product changes because additional units of the variable factor input do not add equally readily to units of the fixed factor input. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)People have asked me why I do not include other important variables such as the budget deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Average Product Total output divided by the number of units of the variable input used. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Apart from these variable symptoms the major complaints are: General exhaustion. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
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British English: variable /ˈvɛərɪəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is variable is likely to change at any time.
The weather is extremely variable at the moment.
- American English: variable
- Arabic: مُتَغَيِّر
- Brazilian Portuguese: variável
- Chinese: 变化的
- Croatian: promjenjiv
- Czech: proměnlivý
- Danish: variabel
- Dutch: variabel
- European Spanish: variable
- Finnish: vaihteleva
- French: variable
- German: veränderlich
- Greek: ευμετάβλητος
- Italian: variabile
- Japanese: 変わりやすい
- Korean: 변하기 쉬운
- Norwegian: variabel
- Polish: zmienny
- European Portuguese: variável
- Romanian: variabil
- Russian: переменный
- Spanish: variable
- Swedish: varierande
- Thai: เปลี่ยนแปลงได้ตลอดเวลา
- Turkish: değişken
- Ukrainian: мінливий
- Vietnamese: có thể thay đổi
British English: variable NOUN
A variable is a factor that can change in quality, quantity, or size, which you have to take into account in a situation.
Decisions could be made on the basis of price, delivery dates, or any other variable.
Definition of variable from the Collins English Dictionary
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