Associations to the word «Variation»


VARIATION, noun. The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing
VARIATION, noun. A related but distinct thing.
VARIATION, noun. (nautical) The angular difference at the vessel between the direction of true north and magnetic north. Also called magnetic declination.
VARIATION, noun. (board games) A line of play that differs from the original.
VARIATION, noun. (music) A technique where material is repeated with alterations to the melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, counterpoint or orchestration; but with some invariant characteristic, e.g. a ground bass.
VARIATION COMPASS, noun. A compass of delicate construction, used in observations on the variations of the needle.
VARIATION RATIO, noun. (statistics) the proportion of cases not in the mode
VARIATION RATIOS, noun. Plural of variation ratio
VARIATION SELECTOR, noun. (Unicode) A metacharacter that selects one of a set of semantically equivalent glyphs.
VARIATION SELECTORS, noun. Plural of variation selector

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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