English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'variation'

(noun) 
Definition
something presented in a slightly different form
This delicious variation on an omelette is easy to prepare.
Synonyms
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modification
Relatively minor modifications were required.
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departure
This album is a considerable departure from her previous work.
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innovation
technological innovations of the industrial age
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variant
The device is a variant of a conventional phone.
(noun) 
Definition
a change in level, amount, or quantity
Every day without variation my grandfather ate a plate of ham.
Synonyms
variety
people who like variety in their lives and enjoy trying new things
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change
It makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
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deviation
Deviation from the norm is not tolerated.
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diversity
the cultural diversity of British society
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diversion (British)
a diversion from his fantasy-themed movies
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alteration
Her jacket and skirt were still awaiting alteration.
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diversification
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departure from the norm
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break in routine
Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
a change in level, amount, or quantity
local variations in price and availability
Synonyms
difference
the vast difference in size
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contrast
The contrast between the two pieces of artwork was very striking.
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distinction
There were obvious distinctions between the two.
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discrepancy
the discrepancy between press and radio reports
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disparity
economic disparities between countries
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of alteration
Definition
a change or modification
Her jacket and skirt were still awaiting alteration.
Synonyms
remodelling,
diversification,
makeover,
reshaping,
transmutation
in the sense of change
Definition
variety or novelty
It makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
Synonyms
break (informal),
diversion (British),
whole new ball game (informal)
in the sense of contrast
Definition
a difference which is clearly seen when two things are compared
The contrast between the two pieces of artwork was very striking.

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