Definition of Variation

1. Noun. An instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.




2. Noun. An activity that varies from a norm or standard. "Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
Exact synonyms: Variance
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Variant, Vary, Vary

3. Noun. A repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished.
Generic synonyms: Idea, Melodic Theme, Musical Theme, Theme
Specialized synonyms: Inversion, Partita

4. Noun. Something a little different from others of the same type. "The boy is a younger edition of his father"
Exact synonyms: Edition, Variant, Version
Generic synonyms: Type
Derivative terms: Variant, Vary, Vary

5. Noun. An artifact that deviates from a norm or standard. "He patented a variation on the sandal"
Specialized synonyms: Bastard, Mongrel
Generic synonyms: Thing

6. Noun. The angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north.
Exact synonyms: Magnetic Declination, Magnetic Variation
Generic synonyms: Angle
Derivative terms: Vary

7. Noun. The process of varying or being varied.
Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Specialized synonyms: Covariation

8. Noun. (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon).
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Perturbation
Specialized synonyms: Libration
Derivative terms: Vary, Vary

9. Noun. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
Exact synonyms: Mutant, Mutation, Sport
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Specialized synonyms: Freak, Lusus Naturae, Monster, Monstrosity
Derivative terms: Mutant, Mutate, Mutate, Mutational, Vary

10. Noun. (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure.
Exact synonyms: Pas Seul
Generic synonyms: Dance, Dancing, Saltation, Terpsichore
Category relationships: Ballet, Concert Dance

11. Noun. The act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard. "Who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Vary

Definition of Variation

1. n. The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.

2. n. The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.

Definition of Variation

1. Noun. The act or state of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language. ¹

2. Noun. A related but distinct thing. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) The angular difference at the vessel between the direction of true north and magnetic north. Also called magnetic declination. ¹

4. Noun. (board games) a line of play that differs from the original ¹

5. Noun. (music) a technique where material is repeated with alterations to the melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, counterpoint or orchestration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Variation

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Medical Definition of Variation

1. In genetics, deviation in characters in an individual from those typical of the group to which it belongs, also, deviation in characters of the offspring from those of its parents. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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