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variation meaning and definition

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Definition of variation (noun)

  1. an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  2. an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    • "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
    • synonyms: variance
  3. a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
  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"
    • synonyms: edition, variant, version
  5. an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
    • "he patented a variation on the sandal"
  6. the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
  7. the process of varying or being varied
  8. (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
  9. (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  10. (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
  11. the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
    • "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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