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They all offered variations on a theme. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Of equal concern is the regional variation in spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Luckily he's brilliant at it, a rich source of variations on a theme. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is a wide variation in how much sleep each of us needs. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)The study found slight variations between countries. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is massive variation in that amount. The Sun (2009)There are many regional and national variations on these dishes. Cheap Eats Guide to Europe 1994 (1993)This combination works in all manner of guises and there are many variations on similar themes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These genetic variations are clearly of no benefit to it. The Sun (2011)There are a range of existing variations within the tenure. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)In all of these changes local variation is considerable. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)He puzzles at the fuss made over what seem to him slight variations of commonplace experience. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The question of why there are such glaring regional variations prompts numerous theories. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So here is an interesting variation on that theme. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These genetic variations are beneficial and will help that seal and its descendants to survive and thrive. The Sun (2011)English spelling is difficult because syllable sounds change with the variation of stress. Times, Sunday Times (2009)New research points to wide variations in intelligence between breeds but also within them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This overall amount disguises large variations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The cultural and educational diversity of most societies ensures that there will be considerable variation in the forms of thought employed by or available to actors. Choice, Rationality, and Social Theory (1988)It is interesting that there is a great deal of variation in the position of the superior temporal line in present-day humans. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)This position is a variation from the Evans Gambit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: variation NOUN
A variation on something is the same thing presented in a slightly different form.
This delicious variation on an omelette is quick and easy to prepare.
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