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In programming, a variable is a named container for a value.

For example, this statement in the C language

    i = 1;
sets the variable i to the value 1.
See also: Glossary: V; environmental variable
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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1997/05/22 22:44:54 UT
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