US: /ˈvɛɹiəbəɫ/
UK: /vˈe‍əɹɪəbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

variable /'veəriəbl/
  • tính từ
    • có thể thay đổi
    • hay thay đổi; thay đổi, biến thiên
      • variable length: chiều dài thay đổi
      • variable function: hàm số biến thiên
      • variable flow: dòng chảy biến thiên
      • variable wind: gió hay thay đổi
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (địa lý,địa chất) variable zone ôn đới
    • danh từ
      • (toán học) biến số
      • (hàng hải) gió thay đổi
      • (số nhiều) (hàng hải) vùng (biển) không có gió thường xuyên

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    1 often changing; likely to change: variable rainfall / temperature + The acting is of variable quality (= some of it is good and some of it is bad).
    Compare: INVARIABLE
    2 able to be changed: The drill has variable speed control. + variable lighting
    variably adverb
    + noun
    a situation, number or quantity that can vary or be varied: With so many variables to consider, it is difficult to calculate the cost. + The temperature remained constant while pressure was a variable in the experiment.
    Antonym: CONSTANT

    Thesaurus dictionary

    changeable, protean, changing, inconstant, varying, wavering, mercurial, fickle, capricious, unsteady, unfixed, unstable, uncertain, undependable, unpredictable, fluctuating, vacillating, mutable, chameleonic, chameleon-like:
    The weather can be quite variable depending on the season.

    Collocation dictionary


    be, seem | become


    extremely, highly, very, widely
    Polar habitats are harsh and highly variable.
    | infinitely
    These systems are infinitely variable.
    | increasingly | quite, slightly, somewhat


    variable in shape

    Concise English dictionary

    variables'verɪəbl /'veər-
    +something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
    +a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
    +a star that varies noticeably in brightness
    +a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity
    +liable to or capable of change
    +marked by diversity or difference
    +(used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied