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 variation variation

noun

  • () an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change  ( fluctuation, variation )
    an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  • () an activity that varies from a norm or standard  ( variance, variation )
    an activity that varies from a norm or standard
     any variation in his routine was immediately reported
    any variation in his routine was immediately reported
  • () a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished  ( variation )
    a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
  • () an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard  ( variation )
    an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
     he patented a variation on the sandal
    he patented a variation on the sandal
  • () something a little different from others of the same type  ( edition, variant, variation, version )
    something a little different from others of the same type
     an experimental version of the night fighter
    an experimental version of the night fighter
     a variant of the same word
    a variant of the same word
     an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
    an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
     the boy is a younger edition of his father
    the boy is a younger edition of his father
  • the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard  ( variation )
    the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
     who is responsible for these variations in taxation?
    who is responsible for these variations in taxation?
  • (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure  ( pas seul, variation )
    (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
  • (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration  ( mutation, sport, variation, mutant )
    (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)  ( variation )
    (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
  • the process of varying or being varied  ( variation )
    the process of varying or being varied
  • the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north  ( magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variation )
    the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north