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English definition of “variation”

variation

noun [C/U]  /ˌveər·iˈeɪ·ʃən, ˌvær-/ us  
change in quality, amount, or level: [U] The variation in the price during the past month is startling. A variation also is a difference, or a thing that differs slightly from another of its type: [C] Her movies are all variations on the same theme.
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