Part of speech: noun

The act or state of varying; modification; diversity.

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Usage examples "variation":

  1. This procedure is subject to proper variation, as desired. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
  2. This variation is especially necessary in all dramatic expression. - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
  3. Indeed, so marked was the variation that it was believed that the mean rainfall for all the observation stations on the basin did not bear sufficient relation to observed run- off to allow of any reliable deductions. - "The Passaic Flood of 1903", Marshall Ora Leighton.