Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun variable

4 senses of variable

Sense 1
variable -- (something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered")
       => thing -- (a separate and self-contained entity)

Sense 2
variable, variable quantity -- (a quantity that can assume any of a set of values)
       => quantity -- (the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable)

Sense 3
variable star, variable -- (a star that varies noticeably in brightness)
       => star -- ((astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior)

Sense 4
variable -- (a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity)
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Antonyms of adj variable

3 senses of variable

Sense 1
variable (vs. invariable) -- (liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses")

invariable (vs. variable) -- (not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy")
        => changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying -- (unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity")
        => hard-and-fast, strict -- ((of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules")
        => invariant -- (unaffected by a designated operation or transformation)

Sense 2
varying, variable -- (marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable")

INDIRECT (VIA varied) -> unvaried, unvarying -- (lacking variety)

Sense 3
variable -- ((used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied; "a variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights")

INDIRECT (VIA adaptable) -> unadaptable -- (not adaptable)

Similarity of adj variable

3 senses of variable

Sense 1
variable (vs. invariable) -- (liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses")
       => changeable, uncertain, unsettled -- (subject to change; "a changeable climate"; "the weather is uncertain"; "unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other")
       => covariant -- (changing so that interrelations with another variable quantity or set of quantities remain unchanged)
       => multivariate -- (pertaining to any procedure involving two or more variables)
       => protean -- (taking on different forms; "eyes...of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same")
       => shifting -- (continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors")
       => variant -- (exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size")
       => versatile -- (changeable or inconstant; "versatile moods")
          Also See-> inconsistent#1; inconstant#1

Sense 2
varying, variable -- (marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable")
       => varied (vs. unvaried) -- (characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied")

Sense 3
variable -- ((used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied; "a variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights")
       => adaptable (vs. unadaptable) -- (capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use; "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths")

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