Definitions for variation

Definitions for (noun) variation

Main entry: variance, variation

Definition: an activity that varies from a norm or standard

Usage: any variation in his routine was immediately reported

Main entry: variation

Definition: the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

Usage: who is responsible for these variations in taxation?

Main entry: pas seul, variation

Definition: (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

Main entry: variation

Definition: an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard

Usage: he patented a variation on the sandal

Main entry: edition, variant, variation, version

Definition: something a little different from others of the same type

Usage: 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

Main entry: variation

Definition: a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

Main entry: variation, fluctuation

Definition: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Main entry: mutant, mutation, variation, sport

Definition: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Main entry: variation

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

Main entry: variation

Definition: the process of varying or being varied

Main entry: magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variation

Definition: the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

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