variation

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

noun

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 Formsvariational, adjectivevariationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for variation

variation


n.

late 14c., from Old French variation, from Latin variationem (nominative variatio) "a difference, variation, change," from past participle stem of variare "to change" (see vary). The musical sense is attested from 1801.

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Medicine definitions for variation

variation

[ vâr′ē-āshən, văr- ]

n.

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