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variable British & World English

Not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change

variable English Thesaurus

the wind was variable in direction and strength

non-variable British & World English

Consistent or having a fixed pattern; not liable to change

variable cost British & World English

A cost that varies with the level of output

variable-rate British & World English

Denoting or relating to a loan or savings account with an interest rate that may be changed in response to economic conditions

variable star British & World English

A star whose brightness changes, either irregularly or regularly

random variable British & World English

A quantity having a numerical value for each member of a group, especially one whose values occur according to a frequency distribution

dependent variable British & World English

A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another

response variable British & World English

Another term for dependent variable.

variable-geometry British & World English

Denoting a swing-wing aircraft

independent variable British & World English

A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another

a cool —— in cool British & World English

Used to emphasize the size of an amount of money

points —— in point British & World English

Unspecified places considered in terms of their direction from a specified place

—— stiff in stiff British & World English

Having a specified unpleasant feeling to an extreme extent

—— and counting British & World English

Used to say that a figure is constantly increasing

it's all right for—— British & World English

Used to suggest that someone is luckier than you

play the —— card British & World English

Exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage

quote —— unquote British & World English

Used parenthetically when speaking to indicate the beginning and end of a statement or passage that one is repeating

who/what should —— but in should British & World English

Emphasizing how surprising an event was

be cast in a —— mould British & World English

(Of a person) be of the type specified

some —— are more equal than others British & World English

Although members of a society or group appear to be equal, in reality some receive better treatment than others

it's all right for—— in all right British & World English

Used to suggest that someone is luckier than you

—— and counting in count1 British & World English

Used to say that a figure is constantly increasing

cepheid British & World English

A variable star having a regular cycle of brightness with a frequency related to its luminosity, so allowing estimation of its distance from the earth

cepheid variable in cepheid British & World English

A variable star having a regular cycle of brightness with a frequency related to its luminosity, so allowing estimation of its distance from the earth

play the —— card in card1 British & World English

Exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage

quote —— unquote in quote British & World English

Used parenthetically when speaking to indicate the beginning and end of a statement or passage that one is repeating

be cast in a —— mould in cast1 British & World English

(Of a person) be of the type specified

some —— are more equal than others in equal British & World English

Although members of a society or group appear to be equal, in reality some receive better treatment than others