We have put together a list of words that are similar to VARIATION.

29 Alternative Words Similar to variation

1 Fluctuation Noun      Synonym Words Like Fluctuation
2 Variance Noun      Synonym Words Like Variance
3 Sport Noun      Synonym Words Like Sport
4 Activity Noun      Synonym Words Like Activity
5 Alteration Noun      Synonym Words Like Alteration
6 Angle Noun      Synonym Words Like Angle
7 Being Noun      Synonym Words Like Being
8 Change Noun      Synonym Words Like Change
9 Dance Noun      Synonym Words Like Dance
10 Idea Noun      Synonym Words Like Idea
11 Modification Noun      Synonym Words Like Modification
12 Organism Noun      Synonym Words Like Organism
13 Perturbation Noun      Synonym Words Like Perturbation
14 Process Noun      Synonym Words Like Process
15 Theme Noun      Synonym Words Like Theme
16 Thing Noun      Synonym Words Like Thing
17 Type Noun      Synonym Words Like Type
18 Deviation Noun      Synonym Words Like Deviation
19 Partita Noun      Hyponym
20 Covariation Noun      Hyponym
21 Libration Noun      Hyponym
22 Divergence Noun      Hyponym Words Like Divergence
23 Replacement Noun      Hyponym Words Like Replacement
24 Departure Noun      Hyponym Words Like Departure
25 Switch Noun      Hyponym Words Like Switch
26 Substitution Noun      Hyponym Words Like Substitution
27 Difference Noun      Hyponym Words Like Difference
28 Allomerism Noun      Hyponym
29 Vicissitude Noun      Hyponym Words Like Vicissitude

4 examples of variation

1 a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.
2 the boy is a younger edition of his father
3 a variant of the same word
4 an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone

10 definitions of variation

1 The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alteration; mutation; diversity; deviation
2 Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change.
3 Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc.
4 Repetition of a theme or melody with fanciful embellishments or modifications, in time, tune, or harmony, or sometimes change of key; the presentation of a musical thought in new and varied aspects, yet so that the essential features of the original shall still preserve their identity.
5 One of the different arrangements which can be made of any number of quantities taking a certain number of them together.
6 an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
7 an activity that varies from a norm or standard
8 the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
9 a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
10 the process of varying or being varied
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