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

 

Hyponyms: bastard, mongrel, inversion, vicissitude, allomerism, deviation, divergence, departure, difference, substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch, business cycle, trade cycle, daily variation, diurnal variation, tide, freak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturae, libration

 

Derivational Morphology: deviate, vary, diverge, depart, variegate, motley, change, alter, fluctuate, vacillate, waver, mutate

 

Anagrams: ritonavir, innovator

 

 
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