Secular Variation

Science / Geology / Secular Variation: Slow changes in the orientation of the Earth's magnetic field that appear to be long lasting and internal in origin as opposed to rapid fluctuations, which are external in origin.

Other Words for Secular

Secular Noun Synonyms: worldly, terrestrial, mundane, temporal, material, lay, laic or laical, non-clerical, non-ecclesiastic(al), non-spiritual, non-religious, civil, state
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Other Words for Variation

Variation Noun Synonyms: change, changing, alteration, altering, variety, varying, modification, modifying, difference, differing, diversification, diversity, diversifying, modulation, modulating, conversion, converting, permutation, permuting
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Trading Variation

Business / Finance / Trading Variation: The number of shares of a particular security that is used as the acceptable quantity for trading on the exchanges. MORE

Theme And Variations

Entertainment / Music / Theme And Variations: Compositional procedure in which a theme is stated and then altered in successive statements: occurs as an independent piece or as a movement of a sonata cycle. MORE

Secular Variation

Science / Geology / Secular Variation: Slow changes in the orientation of the Earth's magnetic field that appear to be long lasting and internal in origin as opposed to rapid fluctuations, which are external in origin. MORE

Variation

Entertainment / Music / Variation: A formal principle in which some aspects of the music are altered but the original is still recognizable: it falls between repetition and contrast. MORE

Variation (Of Compass)

Science / Tides and Currents / Variation (Of Compass): Difference between true north as determined by the Earth's axis of rotation and magnetic north as determined by the Earth's magnetism. Variation is designated as east or positive when the magnetic nee MORE

Variational Inequality

Science / Tides and Currents / Variational Inequality: An inequality in the Moon's motion due mainly to the tangential component of the Sun's attraction. MORE

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