What is variation?

  • (noun): An artifact that deviates from a norm or standard.
    Example: "He patented a variation on the sandal"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on variation, variations:

Copy-number Variation
... Copy-number variations (CNVs)—a form of structural variation—are alterations of the DNA of a genome that results in the cell having an abnormal number of copies of one or ... This variation accounts for roughly 12% of human genomic DNA and each variation may range from about one kilobase (1,000 nucleotide bases) to several ...
Jean Taubenhaus - Notable Chess Games
... Taubhausen, Hamburg 1885, 4th DSB Congress, Ruy Lopez, Morphy Defense, Tarrasch Variation, C77, 0-1 The best game prize ! Jean Taubhausen vs Joseph Henry Blackburne, London 1886, French ...
Rider Kick Names - Spinning Heel Kick
... Gills Heel Claw (Variation) Kamen Rider Gills Exceed Heel Claw (Variation) Kamen Rider Exceed Gills Emperor Moon Break (Variation) Kamen Rider Kiva Emperor Form Den-Rider Kick (Variatio ...
Chinese Poker - Variations
... Low in the middle — In this variation, the middle hand is played as a deuce-to-seven low hand ... Criss Cross — This variation is played heads up each player is dealt two 13 card hands and plays each of their hands against each of their opponents' hands ... In this variation, The Wheel (A, 2, 3, 4, 5) is the second highest straight ...

More definitions of "variation":

  • (noun): An instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.
    Synonyms: fluctuation
  • (noun): (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
    Synonyms: mutant, mutation, sport
  • (noun): (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure.
    Synonyms: pas seul
  • (noun): An activity that varies from a norm or standard.
    Example: "Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
    Synonyms: variance
  • (noun): (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon).
  • (noun): A repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished.
  • (noun): The act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard.
    Example: "Who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"