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Definition of Variability

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state of being given to variation, changeability, fickleness
Variability Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The quality or state of being variable; variableness.
  
(n.)
The power possessed by living organisms, both animal and vegetable, of adapting themselves to modifications or changes in their environment, thus possibly giving rise to ultimate variation of structure or function.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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variability
\va`ri*a*bil"i*ty\ (?), n. [cf. f. variabilité.]
1. the quality or state of being variable; variableness.
2. (biol.) the power possessed by living organisms, both animal and vegetable, of adapting themselves to modifications or changes in their environment, thus possibly giving rise to ultimate variation of structure or function.
variability
n
1. the quality of being subject to variation [syn: variableness, variance]
[ant: invariability, invariability]

2. a quality of variability and lack of uniformity [syn: unevenness]
[ant: evenness, evenness]


WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the quality of being subject to variation
(synonym) variableness, variance
(antonym) invariability, invariableness, invariance
(hypernym) changeableness, changeability
(hyponym) variedness
2. a quality of variability and lack of uniformity
(synonym) unevenness
(antonym) evenness, invariability
(hypernym) irregularity, unregularity
(hyponym) jaggedness
Variability Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
one of the four characteristics (with inseparability, intangibility and perishability) which distinguish a service; variability expresses the notion that a service may vary in standard or quality from one provider to the next or from occasion to the next. Also referred to as Heterogeneity. See Services Marketing; Inseparability; Intangibility; Perishability.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Variability Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) The manner in which the probability of damage to a specific target decreases with the distance from ground zero; or, in damage assessment, a mathematical factor introduced to average the effects of orientation, minor shielding, and uncertainty of target response to the effects considered.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Variability Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
An attribute indicating the ability to vary or to [TEXT MISSING...] (Krippendorff)
Variability Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Variability is how spread out or closely clustered a set of data is.

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