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variable

1 adjective
     
var‧i‧a‧ble1
1 likely to change often:
Expect variable cloudiness and fog tomorrow.
Interest rates can be highly variable.
variable in size/shape/colour etc
These fish are highly variable in color and pattern.
2 sometimes good and sometimes bad:
The quality of pork is often less variable than beef.
3 able to be changed:
The heater has variable temperature settings.
variably adverb
variability noun [uncountable]

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