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English noun: variation

1. variation (event) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change


Synonymsfluctuation


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)allomerism, business cycle, daily variation, departure, deviation, difference, diurnal variation, divergence, permutation, replacement, substitution, switch, tide, trade cycle, transposition, vicissitude

2. variation (act) an activity that varies from a norm or standard


SamplesAny variation in his routine was immediately reported.


Synonymsvariance


Broader (hypernym)activity

3. variation (communication) a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished


Broader (hypernym)idea, melodic theme, musical theme, theme


Narrower (hyponym)inversion, partita

4. variation (cognition) something a little different from others of the same type


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsedition, variant, version


Broader (hypernym)type

5. variation (artifact) an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard


SamplesHe patented a variation on the sandal.


Broader (hypernym)thing


Narrower (hyponym)bastard, mongrel

6. variation (shape) the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north


Synonymsmagnetic declination, magnetic variation


Broader (hypernym)angle

7. variation (process) the process of varying or being varied


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process


Narrower (hyponym)covariation

8. variation (phenomenon) (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)


Broader (hypernym)perturbation


Narrower (hyponym)libration


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

9. variation (person) (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration


Synonymsmutant, mutation, sport


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)freak, lusus naturae, monster, monstrosity


Domain categorybiological science, biology

10. variation (act) (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure


Synonymspas seul


Broader (hypernym)dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore


Domain categoryballet, concert dance

11. variation (act) the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard


SamplesWho is responsible for these variations in taxation?.


Broader (hypernym)change









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