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    Question Varied or Variable?

    Hi,
    Would anyone please tell me the difference? In some other post of mine I had trouble using one of them with the word "thickness", for which some dear posters suggested "varied", "varying", and "not so uniform". Now I wonder if there's any special difference between "varied" and "variable". Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Varied or Variable?

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;

    I think the key could be the synonyms of the words :
    varied = different; (so more then one)
    variable = changing;

    Alternative way of saying it would be vary in thickness.

    Hope it helps
    Cheers

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