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1. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.

Synonyms

  • modification
  • departure
  • business cycle
  • alteration
  • allomerism
  • change
  • difference
  • transposition
  • divergence
  • deviation
  • daily variation
  • substitution
  • switch
  • fluctuation
  • vicissitude
  • diurnal variation
  • permutation
  • trade cycle
  • replacement

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Variation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you pronounce variation?

Pronounce variation as ˌvɛriˈeɪʃən.

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Sentences with variation


1. Noun, singular or mass
The dance is a hip-hop variation of country line dancing.

Quotes about variation


1. It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
- Albert Einstein

2. Clearly the secret of happiness...is a variation on the general principle of banging your head against a wall, and then stopping.
- Stef Penney, The Tenderness of Wolves

2. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] an activity that varies from a norm or standard.

Synonyms

  • variance

Antonyms

  • high tide
  • low tide

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

3. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished.

Synonyms

  • musical theme
  • idea
  • theme
  • partita
  • inversion

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

4. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] something a little different from others of the same type.

Synonyms

  • edition
  • variant
  • version

Antonyms

  • disembarkation
  • appearance
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

5. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard.

Synonyms

  • bastard
  • thing

Antonyms

  • death
  • tightening
  • loosening

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

6. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure.

Synonyms

  • pas seul
  • terpsichore
  • dance
  • dancing

Antonyms

  • birth
  • decrease
  • increase
  • acceleration

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

7. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.

Synonyms

  • lusus naturae
  • organism
  • freak
  • mutant
  • monster
  • monstrosity
  • mutation
  • being

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

8. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard.

Antonyms

  • ebbtide

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

9. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon).

Synonyms

  • perturbation

Antonyms

  • assimilate
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)

10. variation

noun. ['ˌvɛriːˈeɪʃən'] the process of varying or being varied.

Synonyms

  • covariation
  • physical process

Antonyms

  • heat
  • discolor
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • variatio (Latin)
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