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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)
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variation variations
Strongly Associated with:   vary, variance, variant
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  • Scientists are worried about a new variation of the virus.
  • I’ve heard three variations of that joke.
  • Over the years there have been many variations of the Snickers Bar such as the Snickers Almond bar and Snickers Ice Cream bar.
  • Highly empathetic people are more likely to have a gene variation associated with trust and caring.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   variation [3] , vary [1] , variance [6] , variant [5]
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