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  1. variable

    • IPA[ˈvɛːrɪəb(ə)l]

    英式

    • adj.
      not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change;(of a wind) tending to change direction
    • n.
      an element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change;a quantity which during a calculation is assumed to vary or be capable of varying in value.
    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change the quality of hospital food is highly variable awards can be for variable amounts
    • (of a wind) tending to change direction winds will be light and variable
    • (of a quantity) able to assume different numerical values.
    • (of a species) liable to deviate from the typical colour or form, or to occur in different colours or forms.
    • 2. able to be changed or adapted the drill has variable speed
    • (of a gear) designed to give varying ratios or speeds.

    名詞

    • 1. an element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change there are too many variables involved to make any meaningful predictions
    • a quantity which during a calculation is assumed to vary or be capable of varying in value.
    • a data item that may take on more than one value during the runtime of a program.
    • short for variable star
    • the region of light, variable winds to the north of the north-east trade winds or (in the southern hemisphere) between the south-east trade winds and the westerlies.