variation

[ vair-ee-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɛər iˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of variation

1350–1400; <Latin variātiōn- (stem of variātiō), equivalent to variāt(us) (see variate) + -iōn--ion; replacing Middle English variacioun<Anglo-French <Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for variation

variation
/ (ˌvɛərɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of variation

variational, adjectivevariationally, adverb
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Medical definitions for variation

variation
[ vâr′ē-āshən, văr- ]

n.

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