HyperDic: variation

English > 11 senses of the word variation:
NOUNeventvariation, fluctuationan instance of change
actvariation, variancean activity that varies from a norm or standard
communicationvariationa repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
cognitionvariation, version, variant, editionsomething a little different from others of the same type
artifactvariationan artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
shapevariation, magnetic declination, magnetic variationthe angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
processvariationthe process of varying or being varied
phenomenonvariation(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
person variation, mutant, mutation, sport(biology) an organism that has characteristics / characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
actvariation, pas seul(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
actvariationthe act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
variation > pronunciation
Soundsveh.riyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.
Synonymfluctuation
Narrowerallomerism(chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form
business cycle, trade cyclerecurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
daily variationfluctuations that occur between one day and the next
deviation, divergence, departure, differenceA variation that deviates from the standard or norm
diurnal variationfluctuations that occur during each day
substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switchAn event in which one thing is substituted for another
tideSomething that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
vicissitudeA variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishfluctuación, variación
Catalanfluctuació, variació
Verbsvarybe subject to change in accordance with a variable
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn activity that varies from a norm or standard.
Example"any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
Synonymvariance
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishvariación
Catalanvariació
Verbsvarybe at variance with
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished.
Narrowerinversion(counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa
partitaOne of the variations contained in a partita
Broadertheme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
Spanishvariación
Catalanvariació
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningSomething a little different from others of the same type.
Example "an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone"
Synonymsversion, variant, edition
BroadertypeA subdivision of a particular kind of thing
Spanishvariante, versión
Catalanvariant, versió
Verbsvarybecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn artifact that deviates from a norm or standard.
Example"he patented a variation on the sandal"
Narrowerbastard, mongrelderogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
BroaderthingAn artifact
Spanishvariación
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 6, shape
MeaningThe angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north.
Synonymsmagnetic declination, magnetic variation
BroaderangleThe space between two lines or planes that intersect
Spanishdeclinación magnética
Catalandeclinació magnètica
Verbsvarybe subject to change in accordance with a variable
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 7, process
MeaningThe process of varying or being varied.
Narrowercovariation(statistics) correlated variation
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 8, phenomenon
Meaning(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon).
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Narrowerlibration(astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite
Broaderperturbation(physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
Verbsvarybe at variance with
varybe subject to change in accordance with a variable
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 9, person
Meaning(biology) an organism that has characteristics / characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
Synonymsmutant, mutation, sport
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Narrowerfreak, monster, monstrosity, lusus naturaeA person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Spanishmutación, mutante
Catalanmutació, mutant
Verbsvarybe at variance with
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 10, act
Meaning(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure.
Synonympas seul
Categoryballet, concert danceA theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
Broaderdancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Spanishpas seul
Catalanpas seul
English > variation: 11 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard.
Example"who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Verbsvarymake something more diverse and varied

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