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Noun
/ˌve(ə)rēˈāSHən/,
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variations, plural;
  1. A change or difference in condition, amount, or level, typically with certain limits
    • - regional variations in house prices
    • - the figures showed marked variation from year to year
  2. A deviation of a celestial body from its mean orbit or motion

  3. A change in the value of a function due to small changes in the values of its argument or arguments

  4. The angular difference between true north and magnetic north at a particular place

  5. The occurrence of an organism in more than one distinct color or form

  6. A different or distinct form or version of something
    • - hurling is an Irish variation of field hockey
  7. A version of a theme, modified in melody, rhythm, harmony, or ornamentation, so as to present it in a new but still recognizable form
    • - there is an eleven-bar theme followed by seven variations and a coda
    • - variations on the perennial theme of marital discord
  8. A solo dance as part of a performance


  1. an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  2. an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
  3. a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
  4. version: 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"
  5. magnetic declination: the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
  6. the process of varying or being varied
  7. "Variation" is a generic word in astronomy as in other fields: many observable astronomical quantities can show variations of some kind. But the term variation also has a specific meaning in astronomy, referring to the variation of the Moon. ...
  8. Variation or Classical Variation (sometimes referred to as a Pas seul, meaning to Dance Alone) in ballet is a solo dance. As with an Aria in opera, which allows the singer to demonstrate his or her interpretive skills, the variation in ballet has the same function. ...
  9. A Variation can refer to a specific sequence of successive moves in a turn-based game, often used to specify a hypothetical future state of a game that is being played. Although the term is most commonly used in the context of Chess analysis, it has been applied to other games. ...
  10. In game design, variation is the process whereby the community of players, rather than any officiating authority, adapts the rules for informal play. If a variant becomes popular, it will often be published in a rules document like Hoyle's Rules of Games. It may supplant the original game. ...
  11. Mutations are changes in a genomic sequence: the DNA sequence of a cell's genome or the DNA or RNA sequence of a virus. Mutations are caused by radiation, viruses, transposons and mutagenic chemicals, as well as errors that occur during meiosis or DNA replication. ...
  12. In sociolinguistics, variation in language use among speakers or groups of speakers is a principal concern. Such variation may occur in pronunciation (accent), word choice (lexicon), or even preferences for particular grammatical patterns.
  13. The act or state of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language; A related but distinct thing; The angular ...
  14. All variations to instructions given by the Client to the Studio and all variations to quotations and estimates must be in writing.
  15. (12. VARIATIONS) We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. ...
  16. (Variations) A theme repeated several times, each time with modifications in time, melody or harmony, but still staying recognizable as the original theme.
  17. (VARIATIONS) Any movement of footwork that is different from the original footwork.  Personal note:  If you change the count or flow of the dance IMHO it's not a variation. I won't say it's wrong, Oh what the heck, YES I WILL
  18. (4. Variations) These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.
  19. ((theme and) variations) Composition form in which variously modified re-statements of an initially introduced theme are presented in sequence, one after another.
  20. (12 Variations) 12.1 If the Customer wishes to change the Services detailed on the Booking Form after the date that the Booking is made, then the Customer must notify Sodexo in writing as soon as possible. ...
  21. (16 Variations) In case of any discrepancy between drawings and specifications, the drawings and specifications of the Company shall prevail. ...
  22. (7. Variations) in quantity Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but estimates are conditional upon margins of 5 per cent for work in one colour only 10 per cent for other work being allowed for overs or shortage (4 per cent and 8 per cent respectively for ...
  23. (8. Variations) The agreement between ISWISE and the client will only be varied if mutually agreed in writing.
  24. (VARIATIONS) C&N Voyages shall have the right to substitute hotels and/or localities with others of similar characteristics should this be made necessary by unforeseen circumstances.
  25. (VARIATIONS) Customer agrees to accept a shipment quantity that is plus or minus a quantity equal to ten percent (10%) of the order quantity requested by Customer. ...