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variable star a star that varies considerably in brightness and apparent magnitude because of internal pulsations, or because eclipsed by another star.
variance the act, quality, or state of being different, divergent, or variable, or something having this quality. [7 definitions]
variant differing from something considered normal or from most others of the same type; deviant. [3 definitions]
variation the act or process of varying, or the state or condition of being varied; change; changeability. [3 definitions]
varicella see "chicken pox."
varicolored having several different colors; variegated.
varicose abnormally swollen or enlarged. [3 definitions]
varicosity a pathological condition of abnormal swelling and enlargement, usu. of the veins of the legs. [2 definitions]
varied marked by diversity; having many different forms or types. [3 definitions]
variegate to make varied or give variety to, esp. by making multicolored.
variegated showing variety or diversity, esp. in having patches, spots, streaks, or the like of various colors.
varietal of, pertaining to, or designating a variety. [2 definitions]
variety the condition or quality of being varied; diversity. [3 definitions]
variety meat edible meat other than the usual flesh, such as organs, tongue, or kidneys.
variety show a show on television, in a nightclub, or in a theater that is composed of different kinds of acts such as songs, dances, and comic skits.
variety store a retail store that sells a wide variety of items, esp. small and inexpensive ones.
variform varied in form; having a variety of forms.
variola smallpox.
variometer any of various devices that measure or record variations in some quantity, such as a geophysical instrument that measures variations in the earth's magnetic force. [2 definitions]
variorum containing commentary or notes from several different scholars or editors. [3 definitions]
various of many different kinds; diverse. [2 definitions]