Variation Noun Synonyms
variety, choice, novelty, diversity, departure (from the norm or usual), change of pace, divergence, variegation, deviation (from the norm)
This restaurant offers considerable variation in its menu.
change, changing, alteration, altering, variety, varying, modification, modifying, difference, differing, diversification, diversity, diversifying, modulation, modulating, conversion, converting, permutation, permuting
We have to allow for variation in the intensity of the light.
Entertainment / Music / Chorale Variations: Baroque organ piece in which a chorale is the basis for a set of variations. MORE
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
Entertainment / Literature / Free Variation: A sound substitution that does not hinder understanding or meaning--such as pronouncing the first syllable of either with an /I/ or an /ai/. MORE
Science / Biology / Discontinuous Variation: Occurs when the phenotypes of traits controlled by a single gene can be sorted into two distinct phenotypic classes. MORE
Science / Genetics / Genetic Variation: A phenotypic variance of a trait in a population attributed to genetic heterogeneity. MORE