KJV Dictionary Definition: variable



1. That may vary or alter; capable of alteration in any manner; changeable; as variable winds or seasons; variable colors.

2. Susceptible of change; liable to change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.

His heart I know, how variable and vain.

3. In mathematics, subject to continual increase or decrease; in opposition to constant, retaining the same value.

VA'RIABLE, n. In mathematics, a quantity which is in a state of continual increase or decrease. The indefinitely small quantity by which a variable is continually increased or diminished, is called its differential, and the method of finding these quantities, the differential calculus.



1. Susceptibility of change; liableness or aptness to alter; changeableness; as the variableness of the weather.

2. Inconstancy; fickleness; unsteadiness; levity; as the variableness of human passions.


VA'RIABLY, adv. Changeably; with alteration; in an inconstant or fickle manner.