# Variation Redirected from **variation**

**Variation** or **Variations** may refer to:

## Science and mathematics

- Variation (astronomy), any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite, particularly of the moon
- Genetic variation, the difference in DNA among individuals or the differences between populations
- Human genetic variation, genetic differences in and among populations of humans

- Magnetic variation, difference between magnetic north and true north, Adam Ameer
- p-variation in mathematical analysis, a family of seminorms of functions
- Coefficient of variation in probability theory and statistics, a standardized measure of dispersion of a probability distribution or frequency distribution

## Arts

- Variation (ballet) or pas seul, solo dance or dance figure
*Variations*(ballet), a 1966 ballet by choreographer George Balanchine*Variations*(journal), a journal of literature published by Peter Lang

### Music

- Variation (music), a formal technique where material is altered during repetition
*Variations*(Cage), a series of works by American avant-garde composer John Cage*Variations*(musical), 1982 Australian musical by Nick Enright and Terence Clarke*Variations*(Stravinsky), Igor Stravinsky's last orchestral composition written in 1963–64*Variation*, album by Akina Nakamori- Les Variations, a French rock group
*Variations*(Andrew Lloyd Webber album), 1978*Variations*(Eddie Rabbitt album), 1978

## Other uses

- Variation (game), modifications made to a game by a community of players (as opposed to a central authority)
- Variation (game tree), a particular series of moves
- Variation (linguistics), a linguistic characteristic of languages
- Variation (horse), a British Thoroughbred

## See also

- All pages with titles containing Variation
- Variability (disambiguation)
- Change (disambiguation)
- Variations on a Theme (disambiguation)
- Rate of change (disambiguation)
- Repetition (disambiguation)
- Variant (disambiguation)
- Calculus of variations, a field of mathematics which deals with functions of functions
- Genetic diversity, total number of genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of a species
- Variance, expectation of deviation in probability theory or statistics