var·i·a·tion noun \ˌver-ē-ˈā-shən, ˌvar-\
: divergence in one or more characteristics of an organism or biotype from those typical of or usual for its group
: something (as an individual or group) that exhibits variation
—var·i·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
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