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ve ree ay shuhn

  • n  an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  • n  an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    any variation in his routine was immediately reported
  • n  a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
  • n  something a little different from others of the same type
    an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
  • n  an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
    he patented a variation on the sandal
  • n  the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
  • n  the process of varying or being varied
  • n  (astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
  • n  (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
  • n  (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
  • n  the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
    who is responsible for these variations in taxation?

  • In the case of prostate cancer, 13% of those with the cancer had a particular genetic variation; just 8% of Icelanders who did not develop cancer had the variant gene.
  • Michael O'Neill, a New York City marketing manager, had no preconceived notions about Edward but experienced what he is convinced was a "hot reading"--a variation on the cold .
  • By studying the variation in hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in hair and water in different parts of the United States, they are able to relate it to where a person lives.
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  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    The Realtor's mantra is 'location, location, location' ...... local variation in housing and mortgage markets is considerable,Bernanke said.
  • Mike Nifong in Forbes
    My first reaction was a variation of 'Oh crap. I didn't give them this?'Nifong said.
  • Geoff Miller in BBC Sport
    ...Strauss or his deputy Alastair Cook, national selector Geoff Miller said: "We believe we've picked a balanced squad that can meet the needs of the Twenty20 format - aggressive batting with variation and strength in depth and various...

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