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Overview of noun variation

The noun variation has 11 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (24) variation, fluctuation

(an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)

2. (9) variation, variance

(an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported")

3. (2) variation

(a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished)

4. (1) version, variant, variation, edition

(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. (1) variation

(an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard; "he patented a variation on the sandal")

6. magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variation

(the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north)

7. variation

(the process of varying or being varied)

8. variation

((astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon))

9. mutant, mutation, variation, sport

((biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration)

10. pas seul, variation

((ballet) a solo dance or dance figure)

11. variation

(the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?")

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