Synonyms

1. variable-pitch_propeller

noun. propeller for which the angle of the blades is adjustable.

Synonyms

  • propellor

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2. resistor

noun. an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.

Synonyms

  • resistance
  • electrical device
  • potential divider
  • rheostat
  • variable resistor
  • circuit
  • voltage divider
  • electric circuit
  • electrical circuit
  • ballast
  • barretter

Antonyms

  • responsiveness
  • open circuit
  • closed circuit
  • stay in place

3. variable

adjective. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] liable to or capable of change.

Synonyms

  • protean
  • uncertain
  • shifting
  • unsettled
  • changeable
  • covariant
  • variant
  • multivariate
  • inconstant
  • versatile

Antonyms

  • invariable
  • consistent
  • nonreciprocal
  • antitype

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

4. variable

noun. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

5. variable

noun. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] a quantity that can assume any of a set of values.

Synonyms

  • scalar
  • dependent variable
  • independent variable
  • variable quantity
  • variate
  • variant
  • argument
  • quantity
  • correlate
  • chance variable
  • infinitesimal
  • vector
  • degree of freedom
  • stochastic variable
  • random variable
  • tensor
  • experimental variable
  • predictor variable

Antonyms

  • standard
  • nonstandard
  • misconception
  • sufficient

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

6. variable

adjective. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] marked by diversity or difference.

Synonyms

  • varying

Antonyms

  • same
  • con

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

7. variable

adjective. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied.

Antonyms

  • unrelated

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

8. variable

noun. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] a star that varies noticeably in brightness.

Synonyms

  • variable star

Antonyms

  • curve
  • reconcilable

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

9. variable

noun. ['ˈvɛriːəbəl'] a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity.

Synonyms

  • placeholder
  • unknown
  • symbol

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • disagree

Etymology

  • variable (French)
  • variabilis (Latin)

Sentences with variable-resistor


1. Noun Phrase
You can, for example, use a variable resistor to control the loudness of an amplifier, the pitch of a musical tone, or the speed of a motor.

2. Noun Phrase
The rod is pivoted at some point along its length, then the opposite end is attached to a grounded variable resistor.

3. Noun Phrase
A potentiometer, or "pot" is a variable resistor with three terminals and a shaft that can be turned in either direction.

4. Noun Phrase
Variable-frequency multivibrators are easy to design; a variable resistor in series with the capacitor slows down its charge rate by turning the resistor knob.

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