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Meaning & Definition of Variation in English

English

Variation

/vɛrieʃən/

noun

1. An instance of change

  • The rate or magnitude of change
    synonym:
  • variation
  • ,
  • fluctuation

2. An activity that varies from a norm or standard

  • "Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
    synonym:
  • variation
  • ,
  • variance

3. A repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

    synonym:
  • variation

4. Something a little different from others of the same type

  • "An experimental version of the night fighter"
  • "A variant of the same word"
  • "An emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone"
  • "The boy is a younger edition of his father"
    synonym:
  • version
  • ,
  • variant
  • ,
  • variation
  • ,
  • edition

5. An artifact that deviates from a norm or standard

  • "He patented a variation on the sandal"
    synonym:
  • variation

6. The angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

    synonym:
  • magnetic declination
  • ,
  • magnetic variation
  • ,
  • variation

7. The process of varying or being varied

    synonym:
  • variation

8. (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)

    synonym:
  • variation

9. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

    synonym:
  • mutant
  • ,
  • mutation
  • ,
  • variation
  • ,
  • sport

10. (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

    synonym:
  • pas seul
  • ,
  • variation

11. The act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

  • "Who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
    synonym:
  • variation