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variation
,v(ə)riː'eɪʃən
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English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. An activity that varies from a norm or standard.
  2. The act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard.
  3. A solo dance or dance figure.
  4. An artifact that deviates from a norm or standard.
  5. Something a little different from others of the same type.
  6. A repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished.
  7. An instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.
  8. An organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
  9. Any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon).
  10. The process of varying or being varied.
  11. The angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north.
Hyphenationvar•i•a•tion
Part of Speech(名) noun
Matching Results
变动biàndòngto change; to fluctuate; change; fluctuation
变化biànhuàchange; variation; to change; to vary
变异biànyìvariation
变种biànzhǒngmutation; variety; variant
变分biànfēnvariation (calculus); deformation
变奏biànzòuvariation
变奏曲biànzòu qǔvariation (music)
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