Synonyms of 'variation'
something presented in a slightly different formThis delicious variation on an omelette is easy to prepare.
a change in level, amount, or quantityEvery day without variation my grandfather ate a plate of ham.
people who like variety in their lives and enjoy trying new things
It makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
Deviation from the norm is not tolerated.
the cultural diversity of British society
diversion (British), ,
a diversion from his fantasy-themed movies
alteration, , ,
Her jacket and skirt were still awaiting alteration.
departure from the norm,
break in routine
a change in level, amount, or quantitylocal variations in price and availability
the vast difference in size
The contrast between the two pieces of artwork was very striking.
There were obvious distinctions between the two.
the discrepancy between press and radio reports
economic disparities between countries
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in the sense of alteration
a change or modificationHer jacket and skirt were still awaiting alteration.
in the sense of change
variety or noveltyIt makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
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