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Definitions of variation

  1. the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard; "he patented a variation on the sandal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. something a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Repetition of a theme or melody with fanciful embellishments or modifications, in time, tune, or harmony, or sometimes change of key; the presentation of a musical thought in new and varied aspects, yet so that the essential features of the original shall still preserve their identity. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One of the different arrangements which can be made of any number of quantities taking a certain number of them together. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of altering or changing; a modification or change; a departure from a regular rule or course; extent to which a thing alters; as, there is little variation in the temperature; difference in details between two things of the same class; in music, the repeating of a single melody with changes and decorations in time, harmony, elaboration, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A varying: a change: change from one to another: successive change: the extent to which a thing varies: (gram.) change of termination: (mus.) a manner of singing or playing the same air with various changes in time, rhythm, or key. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Change; deviation; in mus., a theme embellished. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act or state of varying; modification; diversity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of the same thing; alteration; difference; change from one to another; the extent to which a thing varies; inflection; deviation; an inequality of the moon's motion depending on the angular distance of the moon from the sun; the deviation of the magnetic needle from the true north point, or its declination; the different manner of singing or playing the same air or tune. See Vary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Alteration; partial change in form, appearance, position, &c.; change, as of termination; in music, the singing or playing of an air with various embellishments. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Divergence from type in certain characteristics. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  19. Variational. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for variation

  1. When the former character of the vessel has been once obliterated by her conversion into a ship of war, the title of the former owner, and his claim to restitution, are extinguished, and cannot be revived by any subsequent variation of the character of the vessel. – The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping by H. Byerley Thomson
  2. In any system so rough and so non- uniform as that of Europe in the fourteenth century, any variation of one metal served as a vantage- point against the other, as a lever to press upon and force it out. – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
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