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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
variation /,veəri'eiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự biến đổi, sự thay đổi
      • a variation in colour: sự biến đổi về màu sắc
      • variation in public opinion: sự thay đổi ý kiến trong dư luận
    • sự khác nhau, sự sai nhau
      • some variations of the sense: một vài sự khác nhau về nghĩa
    • biến dạng, biến thể
    • (toán học); (vật lý) sự biến thiên
    • (sinh vật học) biến dị
    • (âm nhạc) biến tấu
Concise Dictionary
variations‚verɪ'eɪʃn /‚veər-
+an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
+an activity that varies from a norm or standard
+a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
+something a little different from others of the same type
+an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
+the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
+the process of varying or being varied
+(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
+(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
+(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
+the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 change, changing, alteration, altering, variety, varying, modification, modifying, difference, differing, diversification, diversity, diversifying, modulation, modulating, conversion, converting, permutation, permuting:
We have to allow for variation in the intensity of the light.
2 variety, choice, novelty, diversity, departure (from the norm or usual), change of pace, divergence, variegation, deviation (from the norm):
This restaurant offers considerable variation in its menu.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ (in / of sth) a change, especially in the amount or level of sth: The dial records very slight variations in pressure. + Currency exchange rates are always subject to variation. + regional / seasonal variation (= depending on the region or time of year)
2 [C] ~ (on sth) a thing that is different from other things in the same general group: This soup is a spicy variation on a traditional favourite.
3 [C] ~ (on sth) (music) any of a set of short pieces of music based on a simple tune repeated in a different and more complicated form: a set of variations on a theme by Mozart + (figurative) His numerous complaints are all variations on a theme (= all about the same thing).
Collocation Dictionary


considerable, dramatic, enormous, extreme, great, major, marked, significant, striking, substantial, tremendous, wide | minor, slight, small, subtle
subtle variations of colour and design
| numerous | endless, infinite | complex | random | systematic | local, regional | climatic, cultural, environmental, ethnic, genetic, geographical, hereditary, language, linguistic | annual, daily, day-to day, seasonal, year-to-year


The businesses showed a dramatic variation in how they treated their staff.
| find, observe
Considerable variation was found in the terms offered by different banks.
| analyse




~ according to
variation according to the time of year
| ~ across
She is studying language variation across the social range.
| ~ among
variation among the students in terms of ability
| ~ between
variations between different accents
| ~ by
There is little variation by sex or social class in these attitudes.
| ~ in
slight variations in pressure
| ~ with
temperature variation with altitude
| ~ within
There may be striking variations within a species.


a range of variation, a variation on a theme
His numerous complaints are all variations on a theme.

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