- Variation is how much something differs from another.
An example of variation is light blue to dark blue.
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- the act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
- the degree or extent of such change
- declination (sense 3)
- a thing that is somewhat different from another of the same kind
- Astron. a change in or deviation from the mean motion or orbit of a planet, satellite, etc.
- Ballet a solo dance
- a deviation from the usual or parental type in structure or form
- an organism showing such deviation
- Math. the manner in which two or more quantities change relative to one another
- Music the repetition of a theme or musical idea with changes or embellishments in harmony, rhythm, key, etc., esp. any of a series of such repetitions developing a single theme
Origin: Middle English variacion from Old French from Classical Latin variatio
- variational adjective
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- a. The act, process, or result of varying.b. The state or fact of being varied. See Synonyms at difference.
- The extent or degree to which something varies: a variation of ten pounds in weight.
- Magnetic declination.
- Something slightly different from another of the same type.
- Biology a. Marked difference or deviation from the normal or recognized form, function, or structure.b. An organism or plant exhibiting such difference or deviation.
- Mathematics A function that relates the values of one variable to those of other variables.
- Music a. A form that is an altered version of a given theme, diverging from it by melodic ornamentation and by changes in harmony, rhythm, or key.b. One of a series of forms based on a single theme.
- A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
- varˌi·aˈtion·al adjective
variation - Medical Definition
- The act, process, or result of varying.
- The state or fact of being varied.
- The extent or degree to which something varies.
- Something that is slightly different from another of the same type.
- Marked difference or deviation from the normal or recognized form, function, or structure.
- An organism exhibiting such difference or deviation.
- A function that relates the values of one variable to those of other variables.