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Multiple Meanings
variation — as in:  a variation on a theme

Scientists are worried about a new variation of the virus.
something that is different than others of its type (synonyms could include: adaptation, version, alternate form)
variation — as in:  a 60% variation

They found a variation of 600% in the cost of having a baby—largely determined by which hospital was selected for delivery.
difference — typically between things of the same type, or within a limited range

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