English Synonyms and Antonyms
A change is a passing from one state or form to another, any act or process by which a thing becomes unlike what it was before, or the unlikeness so produced; we say a change was taking place, or the change that had taken place was manifest. Mutation is a more formal word for change, often suggesting repeated or continual change; as, the mutations of fortune. Novelty is a change to what is new, or the newness of that to which a change is made; as, he was perpetually desirous of novelty. Revolution is specifically and most commonly a change of government. Variation is a partial change in form, qualities, etc., but especially in position or action; as, the variation of the magnetic needle or of the pulse. Variety is a succession of changes or an intermixture of different things, and is always thought of as agreeable. Vicissitude is sharp, sudden, or violent change, always thought of as surprising and often as disturbing or distressing; as, the vicissitudes of politics. Transition is change by passing from one place or state to another, especially in a natural, regular, or orderly way; as, the transition from spring to summer, or from youth to manhood. An innovation is a change that breaks in upon an established order or custom; as, an innovation in religion or politics. For the distinctions between the other words compare the synonyms for CHANGE, v. In the religious sense regeneration is the vital renewing of the soul by the power of the divine Spirit; conversion is the conscious and manifest change from evil to good, or from a lower to a higher spiritual state; as, in Luke xxii, 32, "when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." In popular use conversion is the most common word to express the idea of regeneration.
We have made a change for the better; the change from winter to spring; the change of a liquid to or into a gas; a change in quality; a change by absorption or oxidation.
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an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
an activity that varies from a norm or standard
"any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
edition, fluctuation, division, divergence, magnetic variation, disagreement, mutant, variant, variability, mutation, variance, version, magnetic declination, variableness, discrepancy, sport, pas seul
a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
version, variant, variation, editionnoun
something a little different from others of the same type
"an experimental version of the night fighter"; "a variant of the same word"; "an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father"
random variable, form, fluctuation, strain, variate, interpretation, version, sport, interlingual rendition, stochastic variable, adaptation, var., mutant, variant, mutation, variance, chance variable, magnetic declination, magnetic variation, rendering, reading, translation, discrepancy, edition, pas seul
an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
"he patented a variation on the sandal"
magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variationnoun
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)
mutant, mutation, variation, sportnoun
(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
sportsman, fun, fluctuation, sportswoman, mutant, play, genetic mutation, summercater, magnetic variation, athletics, sport, variant, mutation, version, magnetic declination, chromosomal mutation, variance, edition, pas seul
pas seul, variationnoun
(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard
"who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
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How to use variation in a sentence?
We wanted to create a humanist sans serif with generous proportions and a higher than usual stroke contrast( also known as the variation in weight between thick and thin parts of the letter).
Some of the factors are how much variation we can expect to see in the genetic profile of infecting strains of the novel coronavirus... Since the virus is so new, we don't have the data yet.
We should not be frightened, but I think we need to be prepared, once we discover something that The Year Ahead event is not as effective, we will very, very quickly produce a booster dose that will be a small variation to the current one.
Both in Latin America and in Southeast Asia, and there is scope for future study, transmission, resistance and species variation all differ greatly across regions, but it is likely it is also occurring elsewhere.
If House Democrats don't get an HR 1 or some variation of it through.
Translations for variation
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- variacióCatalan, Valencian
- Variante, Veränderung, VariationGerman
- muunnos, vaihtelu, muuntelu, erantoFinnish
- déclinaison, variante, variationFrench
- athruithe, éagsúlachtIrish
- mùthadh, atharrachadh, caochladhScottish Gaelic
- 変化, 変動, 変奏曲, バリエーションJapanese
- 변종, 변화, 變化Korean
- variasjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- zmienność, wariacjaPolish
- variante, variaçãoPortuguese
- variere, variațieRomanian
- варьи́рование, вариа́ция, разнови́дность, вариа́нт, измене́ниеRussian
- avvikelse, variant, variationSwedish
- biến thểVietnamese
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