variation Noun The act or state of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.
variation Noun A related but distinct thing.
variation Noun The angular difference at the vessel between the direction of true north and magnetic north. Also called magnetic declination.
variation Noun a line of play that differs from the original
variation Noun a technique where material is repeated with alterations to the melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, counterpoint or orchestration.