variable quantity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n variable quantity a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Variable quantity (Math) a variable.
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Usage

In literature:

He is a variable quantity.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
But that item of area is a variable quantity in the equation.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
This resource is a variable quantity.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889" by Various
And the offense is a variable quantity; what is a crime in one State under this Act, is a legal right and duty in another.
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
The air consists essentially of 21 parts of oxygen and 79 parts of nitrogen, with a variable quantity of watery vapor.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
In the Panhandle itself law was a variable quantity.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Strategic considerations constitute a vague and variable quantity.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
The labourer, he says, 'gives a constant, but receives a variable quantity in its stead.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Of course, the exact date of the good old days is a variable quantity.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
English 'as she is spoke' is a variable quantity, and the jargon of to-day is forgotten to-morrow.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
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In news:

Pictographs or unit charts use pictures or symbols to represent the quantities of the variables shown.
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In science:

The corresponding quantities in the final state will be denoted by primed variables.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
The disorder average: given an observable quantity B dependent on the quenched variables appearing in the Hamiltonian, we will denote as E (B ) its average.
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
These quantities change their behavior as the correlation of the random variables is varied.
Quantum Spin Chains with Nonlocally-Correlated Random Exchange Coupling and Random-Mass Dirac Fermions
In both cases, we find that Eq. (1) is satisfied, and the quantities depend only on the single variable x = pL.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
Source variables can be introduced to calculate the other thermodynamic quantities.
General duality for abelian-group-valued statistical-mechanics models
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