Synonyms for variation

Synonyms for (noun) variation

Synonyms: variance, variation

Definition: an activity that varies from a norm or standard

Usage: any variation in his routine was immediately reported

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: pas seul, variation

Definition: (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

Similar words: saltation, terpsichore, dance, dancing

Definition: taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music


Synonyms: variation

Definition: an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard

Usage: he patented a variation on the sandal

Similar words: thing

Definition: an artifact

Usage: how does this thing work?


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: type

Definition: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

Usage: what type of sculpture do you prefer?


Synonyms: variation

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

Similar words: theme, melodic theme, idea, musical theme

Definition: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

Usage: the theme is announced in the first measures; the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it


Synonyms: variation, fluctuation

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

Similar words: change, modification, alteration

Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago


Synonyms: mutant, mutation, variation, sport

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

Similar words: organism, being

Definition: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


Synonyms: variation

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

Similar words: perturbation

Definition: (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly


Synonyms: variation

Definition: the process of varying or being varied

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls


Synonyms: magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variation

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

Similar words: angle

Definition: the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians