I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. obsolete variable 2. manifesting variety, deviation, or disagreement 3. varying usually slightly from the standard form <
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II. noun Date: circa 1848 one of two or more persons or things exhibiting usually slight differences: as a. one that exhibits variation from a type or norm b. one of two or more different spellings (as labor and labour) or pronunciations (as of economics \ek-, ēk-\) of the same word c. one of two or more words (as geographic and geographical) or word elements (as mon- and mono-) of essentially the same meaning differing only in the presence or absence of an affix

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