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Definitions of variation:
  • noun:   an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    Example: "Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
  • noun:   the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
    Example: "Who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
  • noun:   an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
    Example: "He patented a variation on the sandal"
  • noun:   a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
  • noun:   an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  • noun:   (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
  • noun:   (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
  • noun:   something a little different from others of the same type
  • noun:   (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • noun:   the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

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