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variation
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied.

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as in: a variation on a theme Define
something that is different than others of its type (synonyms could include: adaptation, version, alternate form)
as in: a 60% variation Define
difference -- typically between things of the same type, or within a limited range
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