Definition of "variation" []

  • The act, process, or result of varying. (noun)
  • The state or fact of being varied. See Synonyms at difference. (noun)
  • The extent or degree to which something varies: a variation of ten pounds in weight. (noun)
  • Magnetic declination. (noun)
  • Something slightly different from another of the same type. (noun)
  • The act, process, condition, or result of changing or varying; diversity (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An instance of varying or the amount, rate, or degree of such change (noun)
  • Something that differs from a standard or convention (noun)
  • A repetition of a musical theme in which the rhythm, harmony, or melody is altered or embellished (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A marked deviation from the typical form or function (noun)
  • A characteristic or an organism showing this deviation (noun)
  • Any change in or deviation from the mean motion or orbit of a planet, satellite, etc, esp a perturbation of the moon (noun)
  • A solo dance (noun)
  • Any form of morphophonemic change, such as one involved in inflection, conjugation, or vowel mutation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "variation" in a sentence
  • "It is evident, therefore, from this last explanation, that there is a second direction of variation among men: _variation in their sense of the truth and value of their own thoughts_, and with them of the thoughts of others."
  • "MsgBox The icon was found at \% outX\%x\%outY\% variation = \% variation\%. send, {alt up}; close the calculator window send, {alt down} send, {f4} send, {alt up}"
  • "MsgBox The icon was found at \% outX\%x\%outY\% variation = \% variation\%."