1 an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change [syn: fluctuation]
2 an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported" [syn: variance]
3 a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
4 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" [syn: version, variant, edition]
5 an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard; "he patented a variation on the sandal"
6 the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north [syn: magnetic declination, magnetic variation]
7 (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
8 (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration [syn: mutant, mutation, sport]
9 (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure [syn: pas seul]
10 the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
difference between true and magnetic (compass) north
- Finnish: eranto
(board games) a line of play that differs from the original
- German: Variante
- US FM 55-501 MARINE CREWMAN’S HANDBOOK; 1 December 1999
Variation means an instance of change or the rate or magnitude of change. It may refer to:
- Bounded variation
- Calculus of variations, a field of mathematics which deals with functions of functions.
- Coefficient of variation in statistics, the magnitude of variance relative to the mean. Variation often refers to a vague notion of the extent of spread in measurements of a variable, quantified in the variance.
variation in Czech: Variace
variation in German: Variation
variation in Spanish: Variación
variation in Galician: Variación
variation in Lithuanian: Variacija
variation in Norwegian: Variasjon
variation in Polish: Wariacja
variation in Portuguese: Variação
variation in Russian: Вариация
variation in Slovak: Variácia
variation in Finnish: Variaatio
variation in Ukrainian: Варіація
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