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Definition 1: an activity that varies from a norm or standard - [noun denoting act]

Samples where variation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • any variation in his routine was immediately reported

Synonyms for variation in the sense of this definition

(variation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

Definition 2: the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard - [noun denoting act]

Samples where variation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • who is responsible for these variations in taxation?

(variation is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

Definition 3: (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for variation in the sense of this definition

(variation is a kind of ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

(variation belongs to category ...) a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers

Definition 4: an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where variation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he patented a variation on the sandal

(variation is a kind of ...) an artifact

"how does this thing work?"

(... is a kind of variation ) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

"the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

Definition 5: something a little different from others of the same type - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where variation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for variation in the sense of this definition

(variation is a kind of ...) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

Definition 6: a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished - [noun denoting communication]

(variation is a kind of ...) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

(... is a kind of variation ) (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

(... is a kind of variation ) one of the variations contained in a partita

Definition 7: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for variation in the sense of this definition

(variation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"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"

(... is a kind of variation ) a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

"the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"

(... is a kind of variation ) (chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form

(... is a kind of variation ) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

"the deviation from the mean"

(... is a kind of variation ) an event in which one thing is substituted for another

"the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

(... is a kind of variation ) recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline

(... is a kind of variation ) fluctuations that occur between one day and the next

(... is a kind of variation ) fluctuations that occur during each day

(... is a kind of variation ) something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)

"a rising tide of popular interest"

Definition 8: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for variation in the sense of this definition

(variation is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of variation ) a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

(variation belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 9: (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(variation is a kind of ...) (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly

(... is a kind of variation ) (astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite

"the libration of the moon"

(variation belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 10: the process of varying or being varied - [noun denoting process]

(variation is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

(... is a kind of variation ) (statistics) correlated variation

Definition 11: the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for variation in the sense of this definition

(variation is a kind of ...) the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

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