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Synonyms for variation

Synonyms for variation

the condition or fact of varying

the process or result of making or becoming different

one that is slightly different from others of the same kind or designation

Synonyms for variation

an activity that varies from a norm or standard


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

something a little different from others of the same type

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an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard

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

the process of varying or being varied

(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)

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

(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

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References in classic literature ?
From these considerations, I shall devote the first chapter of this Abstract to Variation under Domestication.
In the next chapter I shall discuss the complex and little known laws of variation and of correlation of growth.
differences between the Indian and the English modes of constructing words; and, having once got a clew to this, he pursued every noun and verb he could think of through all possible variations.
Oh, how delightful it was to watch the variations of his countenance while I spoke
with all its dips, spurs, angles, variations and sinuosities, and
They are no longer disturbed by the mountains and valleys that traverse the surface of the globe, and these, you know, are the chief cause of the variations of the wind and the inequality of their force.
Ay, ye can, blow" said Alan; and taking the instrument from his rival, he first played the same spring in a manner identical with Robin's; and then wandered into variations, which, as he went on, he decorated with a perfect flight of grace-notes, such as pipers love, and call the "warblers.
Alan did as he asked; and Robin proceeded to imitate and correct some part of Alan's variations, which it seemed that he remembered perfectly.
Stewart," said Robin; and taking up the variations from the beginning, he worked them throughout to so new a purpose, with such ingenuity and sentiment, and with so odd a fancy and so quick a knack in the grace-notes, that I was amazed to hear him.
The memorable theme is Schubert's famous song, Heidenroslein, a jaunty, yet refined, 16-measure melody that provides fertile ground for variation with its playful intervals, teasing tempo fluctuations and a poignant fermata, which Liebermann uses to great effect, particularly in variation I, II and the finale.
The two greatest are undoubtedly Bach's Goldberg Variations and those Beethoven composed to an 1819 commission from the publisher Anton Diabelli, who had the shrewd idea of inviting various fashionable composers, including Schubert and the eightyear-old Liszt, each to compose a variation on a tawdry little waltz tune he himself had composed.
European and North American linguists build on earlier studies of universals and variation in language, and the relationship between what superficially seem contradictory notions.
Variation impact on project deadlines, tapeouts, and engineering time
In regard to the question posed in "Casting Answers & Advice," August 2006 ("What is the normal variation for tensile strength results, and how do you reduce the variation?
Seeing variation form as an ideal arena to explore "the stylistic and generic interplay that lay at the heart of Brahms's style" (p.