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"variation" in British English

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variationnoun

uk   /ˌveə.riˈeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌver.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • variation noun (CHANGE)

B2 [C or U] a change in amount or level: Unemployment rates among white-collar workers show much less regional variation than corresponding rates among blue-collar workers. The medical tests showed some variation in the baby's heart rate. global temperature variations over the last 140 years

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  • variation noun (DIFFERENCE)

C2 [C] something that is slightly different from the usual form or arrangement: There are wide variations in the way pensioners have benefited from the system. The films she makes are all variations on the same theme.
[C] specialized music one of several short tunes that are based on the same simple tune, but are different from it and from the others: symphonic variations
(Definition of variation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"variation" in American English

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variationnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌveər·iˈeɪ·ʃən, ˌvær-/
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.
(Definition of variation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"variation" in Business English

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variationnoun

uk   /ˌveəriˈeɪʃən/ us  
[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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