Definition of variation:
- Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc.
- Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change.
- One of the different arrangements which can be made of any number of quantities taking a certain number of them together.
- Repetition of a theme or melody with fanciful embellishments or modifications, in time, tune, or harmony, or sometimes change of key; the presentation of a musical thought in new and varied aspects, yet so that the essential features of the original shall still preserve their identity.
- The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.
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- deflection (part of speech: noun)
change (part of speech: verb)
- difference (part of speech: noun)
- variation (part of speech: noun)
- variety (part of speech: noun)
The opinion of the time may vary as to what is essential for a whole and wholesome manhood, and its resources may vary as to what may be easily borne to supply it; but the same variation takes place with respect to the duties of national defence, or the administration of justice.- "Contemporary Socialism", John Rae.
- "A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)", Augustus de Morgan.
- "Natural Law in the Spiritual World", Henry Drummond.