Synonyms of variation


1. variation, fluctuation, change, alteration, modification

usage: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

2. variation, variance, activity

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

3. variation, theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea

usage: a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

4. version, variant, variation, edition, type

usage: 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. variation, thing

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

6. magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variation, angle

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

7. variation, process, physical process

usage: the process of varying or being varied

8. variation, perturbation

usage: (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, organism, being

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

10. pas seul, variation, dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation

usage: (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

11. variation, change

usage: 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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