Type: adjective, noun
Definitions: (adjective) If something is variable, it can change. (noun) A variable is something that may not always be the same.
Examples: (adjective) The temperature in the area is highly variable. (noun) In life insurance, gender is an important variable because men generally die younger than women.
Synonyms: nouns: value, figure. adjectives: changeable, unstable.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 A