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variation

var·i·a·tion

variation

 
pronunciation:
veIr i eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of varying, or the state or condition of being varied; change; changeability.
During the spring, there is a great deal of variation in the temperature.
synonyms:
change, changeability, vicissitude
similar words:
alteration, amendment, change, fluctuation, variance, variety
definition 2: a slightly different form or version of something, such as an artistic work.
This story is a variation of a well-known folk tale.
synonyms:
adaptation
similar words:
alteration, conversion, modification, variant, version
definition 3: the degree to which something varies; amount of change or difference.
derivation: variational (adj.)