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Heredity vs. Variation

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Hereditynoun

Hereditary transmission of the physical and genetic qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants.

Variationnoun

The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing

Hereditynoun

Hereditary transmission of the physical and psychical qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants. See Pangenesis.

Variationnoun

A related but distinct thing.

‘When the process didn't work, we tried a variation.’; ‘All of his soups are variations on a single recipe.’;

Hereditynoun

the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next

Variationnoun

(nautical) The angular difference at the vessel between the direction of true north and magnetic north.

‘magnetic declination’;

Hereditynoun

the total of inherited attributes

Variationnoun

(board games) A line of play that differs from the original.

Heredity

Heredity, also called inheritance or biological inheritance, is the passing on of traits from parents to their offspring; either through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction, the offspring cells or organisms acquire the genetic information of their parents. Through heredity, variations between individuals can accumulate and cause species to evolve by natural selection.

Variationnoun

(music) A technique where material is repeated with alterations to the melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, counterpoint or orchestration; but with some invariant characteristic, e.g. a ground bass.

Variationnoun

(genetics) The modification of a hereditary trait.

Variationnoun

(astronomy) Deviation from the mean orbit of a heavenly body.

Variationnoun

The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alteration; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.

‘The essences of things are conceived not capable of any such variation.’;

Variationnoun

Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change.

Variationnoun

Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc.

Variationnoun

Repetition of a theme or melody with fanciful embellishments or modifications, in time, tune, or harmony, or sometimes change of key; the presentation of a musical thought in new and varied aspects, yet so that the essential features of the original shall still preserve their identity.

Variationnoun

One of the different arrangements which can be made of any number of quantities taking a certain number of them together.

Variationnoun

an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Variationnoun

an activity that varies from a norm or standard;

‘any variation in his routine was immediately reported’;

Variationnoun

a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

Variationnoun

something a little different from others of the same type;

‘an experimental version of the night fighter’; ‘an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone’; ‘the boy is a younger edition of his father’;

Variationnoun

an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard;

‘he patented a variation on the sandal’;

Variationnoun

the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

Variationnoun

(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)

Variationnoun

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Variationnoun

(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure

Variationnoun

the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard;

‘who is responsible for these variations in taxation?’;

Variationnoun

a change or slight difference in condition, amount, or level, typically within certain limits

‘regional variations in house prices’; ‘the figures showed marked variation from year to year’;

Variationnoun

a deviation of a celestial body from its mean orbit or motion.

Variationnoun

a change in the value of a function due to small changes in the values of its argument or arguments.

Variationnoun

the angular difference between true north and magnetic north at a particular place.

Variationnoun

the occurrence of an organism in more than one distinct colour or form.

Variationnoun

a different or distinct form or version of something

‘hurling is an Irish variation of hockey’;

Variationnoun

a version of a theme, modified in melody, rhythm, harmony, or ornamentation, so as to present it in a new but still recognizable form

‘Elgar's Enigma Variations’;

Variationnoun

a solo dance as part of a performance

‘he makes the preparation for his variation with utmost care and accuracy’;

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