Meaning of VARIATION in English


n.1 the act or an instance of varying.

2 departure from a former or normal condition, action, or amount, or from a standard or type (prices are subject to variation).

3 the extent of this.

4 a thing that varies from a type.

5 Mus. a repetition (usu. one of several) of a theme in a changed or elaborated form.

6 Astron. a deviation of a heavenly body from its mean orbit or motion.

7 Math. a change in a function etc. due to small changes in the values of constants etc.

8 Ballet a solo dance.


variational adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF variation or L variatio (as VARY)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.