Definition of Variation


  • the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
    "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
  • (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
    - pas seul
  • (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
  • the process of varying or being varied
  • the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    - magnetic declination - magnetic variation
  • an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
    "he patented a variation on the sandal"
  • 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"
  • a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
  • an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
  • an instance of change
    the rate or magnitude of change
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Unscramble variation

179 unscramble word found using the letters variation.

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