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Definition of variable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1often changing; likely to change synonym fluctuate variable temperatures The acting is of variable quality (= some of it is good and some of it is bad). compare invariable
  2. 2able to be changed The drill has variable speed control. variable lighting
  3. NAmE//ˈvɛriəbli//
  4. Word Familyvary verbvaried adjectivevariable adjectivevariation nounvarious adjectivevariety noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: variable