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vapor Tweet Definition of vapor Like Definition of vapor on Facebook
noun
  1. Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.
  2. The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.
vaporous Tweet Definition of vaporous Like Definition of vaporous on Facebook
adjective
  1. relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
    • :O hateful, , and foggy night!
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning
    • :So whosoever shall entertain high and imaginations, instead of a laborious and sober inquiry of truth, shall beget hopes and beliefs of strange and impossible shapes.
variable Tweet Definition of variable Like Definition of variable on Facebook
noun
  1. something that is
    1. Adjective, variable
    2. something whose value may be dictated or discovered
    There are several variables to consider here.
    1. (mathematics) a quantity that may assume any one of a set of values
    2. (mathematics) a symbol representing a variable
    3. (complang) a named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read it them
    4. (astronomy) a variable star
adjective
  1. able to vary
  2. likely to vary
  3. marked by diversity or difference
  4. (math) having no fixed quantitative value
  5. (biology) tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type
virga Tweet Definition of virga Like Definition of virga on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, weather) Rain or snow that is dissipated in falling and does not reach the ground, commonly appearing in trails descending from a cloud layer.
visibility Tweet Definition of visibility Like Definition of visibility on Facebook
noun
  1. The degree to which one can see
The visibility from that angle was good
  1. Clear conditions

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