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variation

noun
 
 
/ˌveəriˈeɪʃən/
[C or U] a change in the amount or level of something: Unemployment rates for individual counties are not adjusted for seasonal variations.variation in sth The company uses outsourcing to respond to variations in demand.
[C] something which is slightly different from the usual form or arrangement: a variation on sth Sometimes a small variation on an existing idea is enough to make it stand out.
(Definition of variation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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