Definitions for "variable"
Able to change.
Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity.
Liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.
A placeholder such as P and Q that indicates where the content can vary. It can appear only in a description of an argument's form, not in its clarification.
A place holder in algebraic expressions. In 3x + y = 23, x and y are variables.
A placeholder for data.
A characteristic that may take on different values.
A characteristic or aspect in which people, objects, events, or conditions vary.
A property that may have different values in various cases.
That which is variable; that which varies, or is subject to change.
A condition in a scientific experiment or observation that is subject to change. A variable factor in which change occurs naturally or is made to occur by the investigator is called the independent variable; a variable that changes as a result of change in the independent variable factor is called the dependent variable.
An element or factor that the research is designed to study, either as an experimental intervention or a possible outcome (or factor affecting the outcome) of that intervention.
the idea of what is to be measured. A variable is defined by the items or agents of measurement used to elicit its manifestations or responses.
the idea of what we want to measure A variable is defined by the items or agents of measurement used to elicit its manifestations or responses.
In Unix, a special name assigned to substitute for some (usually recondite and un-mnemonic) term that may vary from user to user (and can thus not be supplied literally in documentation). For instance, $HOME is a first-person indexical variable that refers to the home directory of whatever user types it, while the variable bookmark might be assigned by one user to point to the full pathname of a file containing their Web bookmarks, and by another to a a file containing a list of book reviews. $HOME is an example of a global, or system variable, part of Unix and available to all users, while the various uses of bookmark are local, or shell variables interpretable only in the environment of the particular user.
Environment variables are settings used by the operating system. In Windows XP (and some other Windows versions), they are set from Control Panel, System Properties, Advanced, Environment Variables. There are both 'user variables' and 'system variables'.
The set of Variables used to describe the system is partitioned into two subsets: Assignable Variables Dependent Variables These sets are further partitioned. Code: conflict_db/variable.
A variable is a letter that is used as a temporary replacement for numbers.
A section of memory that is set aside to hold some specific information. Variables are created with a variable definition, and afterwards are referenced by name, which much be one token. Every variable has a type assigned to it, to tell the computer how to read the variable. Variable naming in C follows a standard that takes all the words in the name, capitalizes them, and takes out the spaces. The first letter is not capitalized. So a variable that represents the 'Number Of Doodads to Make' would be called 'numberOfDoodadsToMake'. Note that this is not a requirement, but it makes your code easier to understand to the rest of the world.
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( Stat.) Any character which though common to the individuals of a population varies in extent or degree (e.g. the height of tree, the volume of a crop produced on an acre of land, the precentage of trees infected with disease or the colour of bark). ( BCFT). Cf. Variate.
A measurement or attribute of each member of a sample or population, for example, weight, height, age.
a reference to a value and to which assignment can be made. There are several kinds of variables, including identifiers, elements of records, lists and tables, subscripted string-valued variables, and some keywords. See also dereferencing.
A variable is used in program to assign information to a keyword to be used later in the program.
An item that may change depending on certain events. In a programming language, variables are used to store information that can potentially be modified.
Input variables are organized by the category they belong to, then by the year, and then a sub-category if necessary. For example, (Category - Educational Attainment, Vintage (Year) - 1990, Variable(s) - Associate Degree and Grade 9-12).
See column.
An individual data category (column) within a dataset. For example, in the dataset 'Ethnic Group (KS06)' there are 33 different variables: 16 for the number of people in each ethnic group, 16 for the percentage of people in each ethnic group, and one providing a total population count for each area.
the attribute of the environment that is indeterminant.
An attribute of an individual.
An attribute (e.g., income segment) of traders, media properties (e.g., movie studio, release date) or securities (e.g., price.)
In batch files, a variable is a character that is substituted for a filename when the batch file is run.
A program element that can vary during the execution of a program. A text string, for instance, could state "Do you really want to delete [filename]?" and the variable [filename] would be replaced by the name of an actual file.
In PeopleSoft Sales Incentive Management, the intermediate results of calculations. Variables hold the calculation results and are then inputs to other calculations. Variables can be plan variables that persist beyond the run of an engine or local variables that exist only during the processing of a section.
Keywords:  parameter, alias, batch, editor, input
Editor variables are parameters which affect the way that certain commands operate.
See Alias Parameter, Batch File Parameter, Function Parameter, and Environment Variable.
an input or output parameter whose value can vary based on calculations in a model or module.
The difference between the price of a foreign product at the port and the official price at which competitive imports can be sold. Such levies are effectively a variable tax on imports or a variable subsidy to exports. Variable levies are used by the European Union and Switzerland. See Also: competitive imports. European Union. subsidy.
Keywords:  sql, programmer, guide, plus, block
(SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference; search in this book)
Programmer-defined name to hold information in an program or PL/SQL block.
In social science research, for each unit of analysis , each item of data (e.g., age of person, income of family, consumer price index) is called a variable.
Vertical integration Vulnerability analysis
Keywords:  steady, wind, shifting, sea, belts
A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts.
Variable cost structures give on demand businesses a flexibility that enables them to reduce risk and do business at high levels of productivity, cost control, capital efficiency and financial predictability.
Computer talk for a question which can have one answer. A question which allows multiple answers will have one variable for each possible answer.
A mathematical entity that can stand for any of the members of a given set.
A term used in procedural languages to describe foreign storage.
Keywords:  binding
variable binding.
Keywords:  pre, selected, index, adjusted, changes
Loans with interest rates that are adjusted periodically based on changes in a pre-selected index.
any property that may be displayed in different forms.
Images or text that is different from piece to piece.
Keywords:  field, see
See field.
Keywords:  component, see
See component variable.