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VARIABILITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does variability mean? 

VARIABILITY (noun)
  The noun VARIABILITY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being subject to variation
2. the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity

  Familiarity information: VARIABILITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VARIABILITY (noun)


Sense 1variability [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being subject to variation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

variability; variableness; variance

Hypernyms ("variability" is a kind of...):

changeability; changeableness (the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "variability"):

variedness (characterized by variation)

variegation (variability in coloration)

personal equation (variability attributable to individual differences)

Antonym:

invariability (the quality of being resistant to variation)


Sense 2variability [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

unevenness; variability

Hypernyms ("variability" is a kind of...):

irregularity; unregularity (not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "variability"):

rockiness (the quality of abounding in rocks and stones)

ruggedness (the quality of being topologically uneven)

jaggedness (something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface)

patchiness (unevenness in quality or performance)

waviness (unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles)

Antonym:

invariability (a quality of uniformity and lack of variation)


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