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Variable quantity   /vˈɛriəbəl kwˈɑntəti/   Listen
Variable quantity

A quantity that can assume any of a set of values.  Synonym: variable.

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"Variable quantity" Quotes from Famous Books

... essentially of 21 parts of oxygen and 79 parts of nitrogen, with a variable quantity of watery vapor. Only a small portion of the total oxygen of the air is removed before it is exhaled. The respiratory act consists of (1) inspiration, and (2) expiration; the latter is of a little longer duration than ...
— Voice Production in Singing and Speaking - Based on Scientific Principles (Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged) • Wesley Mills

... is that it is a violation of law. It is evident from this definition that crime is primarily a legal matter; and as laws vary from age to age and from country to country, so too the definition of crime varies. Nevertheless, because crime is a variable quantity that does not make it impossible of scientific treatment; for law itself is only one aspect or phase of the social life, namely, that which has to do with the control of conduct through organized social authority. ...
— Sociology and Modern Social Problems • Charles A. Ellwood

Words linked to "Variable quantity" :   tensor, correlate, argument, predictor variable, random variable, vector, scalar, correlative, dependent variable, variant, quantity, degree of freedom, stochastic variable, chance variable, independent variable, experimental variable, infinitesimal, variate

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