variation

(Variation and inheritance) difference between individuals; distance from the norm

variation

(from the article `navigation`) ...needle did not point true north from all locations but made an angle with the local meridian. This phenomenon was originally called by seamen the ... ...are ascribed to electric currents in the ionosphere. There are also longer-term fluctuations in the locations of the poles. The angle between the ... ...
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Variation

(PROJECT GLOSSARY) This is a change to the scope of supply identified in the contract in quantity, material or time.
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variation

[n] - (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth`s moon) 2. [n] - an instance of change 3. [n] - a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished 4. [n] - an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard 5. [n] - the act of c...
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Variation

• (n.) Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change. • (n.) Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc. • (n.) The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; d...
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variation

noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
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variation

variance noun an activity that varies from a norm or standard; `any variation in his routine was immediately reported`
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variation

(biology) In biology, a difference between individuals of the same species, found in any sexually reproducing population. Variations may be almost unnoticeable in some cases, obvious in others, and can concern many aspects of the organism. Typically, variations in size, behaviour, biochemistry...
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variation

(music) One of the earliest musical forms. A theme or melody is first presented in a straightforward manner and then repeated as often as the composer wishes but each time it is varied in one or more ways. The theme is usually easily recognizable; it may be a popular tune or – as a ge...
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Variation

[astronomy] In astronomy, the variation of the Moon is one of the principal perturbations in the motion of the Moon. The variation was discovered by Tycho Brahe, who noticed that, starting from a lunar eclipse in December 1590, at the times of syzygy (new or full moon), the apparent velocity of motion of the Moon (along its orbit as seen ag...
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Variation

[ballet] Variation or Classical Variation (sometimes referred to as a Pas seul, meaning to Dance Alone) in ballet is a solo dance. Typically, variations in ballet have traditional choreography, with every dancer dancing the same steps. ==Examples of Variations== ...
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Variation

[game tree] A Variation can refer to a specific sequence of successive moves in a turn-based game, often used to specify a hypothetical future state of a game that is being played. Although the term is most commonly used in the context of Chess analysis, it has been applied to other games. It also is a useful term used when describing compu...
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Variation

[game] In game design, variation is the process whereby the community of players, rather than any officiating authority, adapts the rules for informal play. If a variant becomes popular, it will often be published in a rules document like Hoyle`s Rules of Games. It may supplant the original game. For example, Hearts is usually played with a...
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Variation

[linguistics] Variation in language use among speakers or groups of speakers is a notable criterion or change that may occur in pronunciation (accent), word choice (lexicon), or even preferences for particular grammatical patterns. Variation is a principal concern in sociolinguistics. Studies of language variation and its correlation with s...
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Variation

[music] In music, variation is a formal technique where material is repeated in an altered form. The changes may involve harmony, melody, counterpoint, rhythm, timbre, orchestration or any combination of these. ==Variation form== Variation forms include ground bass, passacaglia, chaconne, and theme and variations. Ground bass, passacaglia a...
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variation

[Noun] A change in amount or a different version.
Example: When he was training for the marathon Peter went on variations of the route to improve his time.
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Variation

Va`ri·a'tion noun [ Middle English variatioun , French variation , Latin variatio . See Vary .] 1. The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variat...
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Variation

A change to the project after the contract has commenced.
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Variation

A formal principle in which some aspects of the music are altered but the original is still recogniz
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Variation

A statistical term used to quantify genetic and phenotypic differences among animals in performance.
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Variation

Any solo performance in a ballet.
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variation

Differences between game elements.
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Variation

Differences in the frequency of genes and traits among individual organisms within a population.
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Variation

Genetic differences among individuals in a population.
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Variation

If all of the original beneficiaries agree, an inheritance under a will or under an intestacy can be changed after death.
Found on www.hmrc.gov.uk/cto/glossary.htm
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