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