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var·i·a·tion

(var'ē-ā'shŭn),
1. Deviation from type, especially the parent type, in structure, form, physiology, or behavior.
2. Synonym(s): type (3)
[L. variatio, fr. vario, to change, vary]

variation

(vâr′ē-ā′shən, văr′-)
n.
1.
a. The act, fact, or process of varying.
b. The extent or degree to which something varies: a variation of ten pounds in weight.
2. Biology The existence within a species or other group of organisms of differences in form, function, or behavior, especially when hereditary.

var′i·a′tion·al adj.

var·i·a·tion

(var'ē-ā'shŭn)
Deviation from the type, especially the parent type, in structure, form, physiology, or behavior.
[L. variatio, fr. vario, to change, vary]

variation

  1. ecophenotypic variation (see ECOPHENOTYPE caused by local factors, as opposed to genetic factors, in an organism.
  2. any differences (both genotypic and phenotypic) between individuals in a population or between parents and their offspring. see GENETIC VARIABILITY.
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Previous work has shown that cryptic variation in natural populations promotes rapid evolutionary adaptation.
Among the 10 patients with right sided CRS, 7 patients had anatomical variation(s) on the right side, and 3 patients had bilateral anatomical variations. 5 out of 6 patients with left sided CRS had left sided anatomical variation (s) while 1 patient had bilateral anatomical variations.
The Agency foresees a significant increase (over 50%) in the number of Type I variations in the next three months as companies submit pending Brexit-related changes to their marketing authorisations.
One organisation whose interest was piqued by the work on healthcare variation was the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Capability studies assume the measurement variation is low enough to not be a factor, and the "total variation of the system" is effectively due to process and part variation.
The Goldberg Variations - a set of 30 contrapuntal variations beginning and ending with an aria - are imbued with so much spiritual significance that the listener can easily become lost and overwhelmed.
The overheating caused large variation in motor current, screw speed, and pressure in a large vented extruder.
Estimates of "within-person BV" and "within-subject BV" should not be confounded by analytical variation. It is not clear whether the analytical component of variation has been dissected from the estimate of the within-subject biological variation in many papers analyzed in our study.
Biological variation of hematology tests based on the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Assembling such components by selecting optimum assembly sequence is an effective approach to reduce assembly time and cost and to minimize the overall variation in the assembly to improve the quality of an assembled product.
The difference between true and magnetic north is called "magnetic variation." This is also referred to as "magnetic declination."
The memorable theme is Schubert's famous song, Heidenroslein, a jaunty, yet refined, 16-measure melody that provides fertile ground for variation with its playful intervals, teasing tempo fluctuations and a poignant fermata, which Liebermann uses to great effect, particularly in variation I, II and the finale.