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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n variableness the quality of being subject to variation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Variableness The quality or state of being variable; variability.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n variableness The state or character of being variable. In a physical sense, susceptibility of change; liableness or aptness to alter or to be altered; changeableness; variability: as, the variableness of the weather.
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  • Doug Horton
    “Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.”
  • Susan Gerhart
    Susan Gerhart
    “One person's constant is another person's variable.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.”
  • David Hare
    “Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.”


In literature:

The localization of these images is variable.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
We were detained off the Cape, by variable light airs and calms, till two o'clock the next morning, when a breeze springing up at N.E.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
Lat., the wind being W. by S. and afterwards variable; we sailed S.S.W.
"The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765" by J. E. Heeres
The collar is somewhat variable in size.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
The cell is without variableness or shadow of turning.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
But on Mercury the supply of solar heat is itself variable to an enormous extent.
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
This is also a variable species and grows in woods.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
We often note how the variable winds fall away in the nighttime.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
That is, however, not the received opinion about variable stars.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
That the opinion that species have definite though very different limits to their variability is still tenable.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
The number of these is variable, but of course never large.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
In the case of budded trees we have the variability of the rootstocks, which affects the growth.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Genius is thus as a rule variable to the verge of the irrational.
"Spirit and Music" by H. Ernest Hunt
Tubers variable in form, from long to nearly round, rather smooth; eyes slightly depressed.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Very variable, the forms approaching n. 16 and 27.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
By Saturday the cold will moderate, the wind will tire and gradually die to a calm or become weakly variable.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth
Intelligence with reference to happiness can only give counsel, not even rules, so variable is happiness.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
In the American Opossums the state of the pouch is variable.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
The weather was very variable, with calms and light breezes alternately.
"Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847" by John Rae
FLAKING: The flaking is variable, but usually is good.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron

In poetry:

And yet I am the lord of all, And this brave world magnifical,
Veiled in so variable a mist
It may be rose or amethyst,
Demands me for the lord of all!
"Haschisch" by Arthur Symons
You were not over-patient with me, dear;
This want of patience one must rightly rate:
You are so young! Youth ever was severe
And variable and inconsiderate!
"Birds In The Night" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

The burrs can break off and jam the variable cam -timing system.
Peyton Manning represents the largest variable for the 2012-13 NFL season.
Goodyear Gives Variability a One-Two Punch.
70s Wind: Light & Variable.
Many important problems, however, involve numeric variables.
The length by which the tool extends from the toolholder is a variable that can be used to 'tune' the machining process.
Winds Variable at 4.6 MPH Pressure 30.10 inches Dewpoint 10.0° F Visibility 10.00 miles Area forecast.
But certain variables may be beyond the control of CNC people.
Other variables affect this decision, but the most important factor is whether enough activity is recorded.
ASHRAE Handbook offers guidance on variable refrigerant flow.
Growing conditions for corn and soybeans are quite variable across Minnesota.
Constituent Sensing allows producers to check crude protein and other feed variables.
Quick-change heads, and variable strip tensioning.
Variables That Affect Roll Perfomance.
This time their instructions include assigning initial values to the variables.

In science:

In this sense, we have the concept of fuzzy random variable was introduced by Kwakernaak (, ). A random variable is a random variable that takes fuzzy variable values.
Generalized fractional hybrid Hamilton Pontryagin equations
We will also use labels for some CSP variables instead of the coordinates of the matrix to emphasize that some CSP variables encode a particular SAT variable.
Breaking Generator Symmetry
Consider a random variable x constructed as a product x = σξ where ξ is a normally distributed variable N (0, 1) and σ ∈ (0, ∞) is an independent random variable representing a fluctuating scale factor having a p.d.f. f (σ).
Heavy-tailed random matrices
Let us assume that a block contains n × N q -level cells and that n cells (called an n-cell) are used together to store k l-ary variables (called a k-variable). A block contains N n-cells and the N k -variables are assumed to be i.i.d. random variables.
Modulation Codes for Flash Memory Based on Load-Balancing Theory
Let us assume the k-variable is an i.i.d. random variable over time with arbitrary distribution pX (x) and the k-variable at time t is denoted as xt ∈ Z lk .
Modulation Codes for Flash Memory Based on Load-Balancing Theory
Let ϕ be a formula whose free variables may include X as a free relation variable and ~x as free (vertex) variables.
Capturing Polynomial Time on Interval Graphs
Thus, any variable x is either a vertex variable which ranges over V or a numeric variable which ranges over NV .
Capturing Polynomial Time on Interval Graphs
A Rademacher random variable takes on the values ±1 with equal probability. A vector whose components are independent Rademacher variables is called a Rademacher vector. A real sum whose terms are weighted by independent Rademacher variables is called a Rademacher sum.
Error Bounds for Random Matrix Approximation Schemes
Note that elements of the target of this map are two-variables analytic functions, the first variable being a point y ∈ SpT = V ⊂ C, the second variable being an element σ of W .
Critical p-adic L-function
Later on, when we use the basic characters χωj as new variables Xj and have polynomial functions of the Xj, we shall have need of a Jacobian for the switch of variables from the Xj back to the variables that parameterize T.
Cubature formulae for orthogonal polynomials in terms of elements of finite order of compact simple Lie groups
By careful use of these classifiers – type variables which are never instantiated except with other type variables – one can express, in the type system, the fact that a given term from a later stage has no free variables.
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
Random variables is said to be completely dependent if and only if to every value of each random variable corresponds one and only one value of another random variable.
On the measuring of independence degree of the two discrete random variables
Here we can choose: either in one variable, or in finitely many variables, or in a small number of variables: see §5. (3 ) With the same meaning of “type” as in (b).
Lovely pairs for independence relations
L-formulae, with x a single variable, ¯y and ¯b are finite tuples of variables of the same length, and ¯z and ¯c are very smal l tuples of variables of the same length.
Lovely pairs for independence relations
This property is satisfied for example for h0 = X/a with X an uniform random variable on [−a, +a], a ∈ IR+ and up to an appropriate constant by any bounded symmetric random variable, see for basic properties of sub–gaussian random variables.
Typical Gibbs configurations for the 1d Random Field Ising Model with long range interaction