Noun Definition


1.Definition: (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)

Category: General

2.Definition: (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

Category: General

3.Definition: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Related Noun(s):mutant, mutation, sport

Category: People

4.Definition: a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

Category: General

5.Definition: an activity that varies from a norm or standard

"Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"

Related Noun(s):variance

Category: General

6.Definition: an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard

"He patented a variation on the sandal"

Category: Objects

7.Definition: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Related Noun(s):fluctuation

Category: General

8.Definition: something a little different from others of the same type

"An experimental version of the night fighter", "A variant of the same word", "An emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone", "The boy is a younger edition of his father"

Related Noun(s):edition, variant, version

Category: General

9.Definition: the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

"Who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"

Category: General

10.Definition: the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

Category: General

11.Definition: the process of varying or being varied

Category: General