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Variable

An element in a model. For example, in the model RS&Pt+1 = a + b Tbill t + et, where RS&Pt+1 is the return on the S&P in month t+1 and Tbill is the Tbill return at month t, both RS&P and Tbill are "variables" because they change through time; i.e., they are not constant.
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Variable

Anything that does not have a set value. In basic algebra, a variable is often expressed as "x." Variables in economics and finance may be measures such as GDP, prices, or interest rates. Analysts use complicated equations to determine the value of some variables at the present time and even more complicated equations to predict their possible future values. See also: Regression.
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variable

Something, such as stock prices, earnings, dividend payments, interest rates, and gross domestic product, that has no fixed quantitative value. See also dependent variable, independent variable.
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Campaign through print and electronic media is launched to create awareness among the travelers as well as general public for discouraging the tendency of overloading is regularly being done and series of stakeholders meetings in this regard have been organized by NHA during the past few years.
The CTO said, DSPs traffic, sector in-charges and wardens had been directed to perform their role effectively to check the overcharging and overloading in public transport.
The envoy of goods transports association assured their full support to combat overloading.
Haq Nawaz challaned and fined series of public service vehicles including passenger wagons for overloading and violating the repeated warnings about overloading besides other traffic rules.
First campaign in Mirpur division comprising Mirpur, Bhimbher and Kotli districts, the Special Mobile Squad headed by Secretary (RTA) Chudary Haq Nawaz challaned and fined series of public service vehicles including passenger wagons for overloading and violating the repeated warnings about overloading besides other traffic rules.
LAHORE -- National Highways & Motorway Police N-5 central zone launched a comprehensive campaign against overloading and 11,580 vehicle have been impounded besides imposing heavy fine to 73,319 vehicles.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Communications Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan on Friday said that overloading caused destruction of national highways and termed it great loss for national economy.
ISLAMABAD -- Overloading passenger buses plying on various routes of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are endanger the lives of commuters, particularly students who can be seen travelling upon the roofs or hanging outside the buses.
Chief Traffic Officer Mohammad Bin Ashraf told Dawn that there is a strict check on intercity passenger vehicles involved in overloading. However, the CTO said if the city traffic police was asked to assist the PHP, they will cooperate with them.
It is also clarified that due to severe heat electricity distribution system endured overloading which cause breakdown of power transformers and power interruption.
SARGODHA -- The District Roads Transport Authority (DRTA) officials visited Sahiwal, Lahore and Khushab roads on Monday and checked various buses and vans in connection with campaign against overloading and overcharging.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday apprehended 20 tricycle drivers for overloading their vehicles in Quezon City, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said, following an inspection in the vicinity of schools.