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    Items of variable sizes

    Hello,

    Does the expression "items of variable sizes" necessary implies that each item has more than one size ?

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    Xavier

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    Re: Items of variable sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by xavier.s View Post

    Does the expression "items of variable sizes" necessarily imply that each item has more than one size?
    Welcome to the forum, Xavier.

    We can always give you a better answer if you include the phrase you are asking about in a complete sentence.

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    Re: Items of variable sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Xavier.

    We can always give you a better answer if you include the phrase you are asking about in a complete sentence.
    Dear Rover_KE,

    Thank you for your answer.

    The phrase is part of the following title :

    Branch-and-price method for a robust variant of the bin-packing problem with items of variable sizes

    It is the title of a scientific abstract.

    Kind regards,

    Xavier

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    #4

    Re: Items of variable sizes

    It's still unclear. It could mean one item type which has different sizes or several types which have various sizes. I tend towards the first possibility.

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    #5

    Re: Items of variable sizes

    Probably mean "various," and not "variable."

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    #6

    Re: Items of variable sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Probably mean "various," and not "variable."
    That's exactly my thought, Xavier. Look up the two words and I think you'll agree.

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