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 for variable
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics
             is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable
             expenses" [ant: invariable]
      2: marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of
         roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable" [syn: varying,
      3: (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"
      n 1: something that is likely to vary; something that is subject
           to variation; "the weather is one variable to be
      2: a quantity that can assume any of a set of values [syn:
         variable, variable quantity]
      3: a star that varies noticeably in brightness [syn: variable
         star, variable]
      4: a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or
         logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

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