• WordNet 3.6
    • n variate a variable quantity that is random
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Variate To alter; to make different; to vary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n variate A single magnitude-determination of a character or quality common to a number of individuals.
    • variate To make different; vary; diversify.
    • variate To alter; vary; change.
    • variate Varied; variegated; diverse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Variate to vary
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  • Lin Yu-tang
    Lin Yu-tang
    “All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. variatus, p. p. of variare,. See Vary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. variabilis.


In literature:

These variations in its intensity take place very rapidly, that is with whatever high frequency the sending station operates.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
He urged that variations are germinal, i.e.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
These differences probably result from slight variations in the method of preparation.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
His verse and prose form a series of personal variations.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
The Colorado gatherings are more strongly calcareous and the spores sometimes present the variations named.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Nearly all the exercises are variations of this.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
They herald the coming variations of the species, variations of which they are the forerunners.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
How uniformly do we see that through such variations of opinion individual man approaches his end.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
This is obvious enough, and yet the expression inverse variation is open to objection.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
There are several variations of the game, but the following is a common one.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Then again there is variation in the song; and the more highly developed the vocal powers the greater scope there is for variation.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
Terrain differences cause wide local variations, but the seasonal distribution is the most consistent of any area.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Decided variations either above or below normal are highly important symptoms.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
There is considerable variation in color in the living frogs.
"A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group" by William E. Duellman
There are secular progressive variations of dip as well as of declination and the maxima are independent of each other.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
The fact upon which Mr. Darwin primarily relies is that of variation.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard
The student is left to work out the many variations arising from this position.
"Chess Fundamentals" by José Raúl Capablanca
This variation of cost and method does not correspond with variation in the rate of postage paid on the packets.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
Two days passed away with no great variation of the symptoms, either for better or worse.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
They had detected the variation in density of liquids by heat, but not the variation in volume.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper

In poetry:

Of moral life we'll take a view;
A scene of tender love pursue;
And as there variations be,
Perhaps we may a quarrel see.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
To him ascend the prize orations
And sets of fugal variations
On some folk-ballad,
While dietitians sacrifice
A glass of prune-juice or a nice
Marsh-mallow salad.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
"Homage to Virtue as our Queen we pay,
And Wisdom, uttering her commands, obey;
Yet fondly own a more attractive power,
And hail thee, Temper! friend of every hour."
"The Triumphs Of Temper : Canto VI." by William Hayley
To whatever variation
Our posterity may turn
Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,
Towards that unknown god we yearn.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis
Clouds, days, and fashions, rise and wain; And only set to rise again.
If you some variations view,
'Tis all routine, there's nothing new.
Although the title which I state
Be small, you'll find my subject great
"The Wig" by William Hutton

In news:

For a variation, try making this soup with sweet potatoes.
In short, The Bradshaw Variations does for midlife working parents what A Life's Work did for new mothers.
"This is a variation of a Korean dish called kalbi tang," Sang Yoon says.
Spinning disk reactor (SDR) technology and its variations have been discussed on and off for many years now.
Good news for high-mileage runners: They may be able to help themselves to an extra serving at holiday meals because variations in diet are less likely to affect them, researcher say.
Samantha Mathis, left, Colin Hanks and Jane Fonda star in 33 Variations, now on Broadway.
The variations of freshwater pumps for use on a boat seem endless.
Bridenbaugh's group used a computerized pad that patients walk on to detect minute variations in their gaits .
Coffee makers that talk, that brew two different coffees at the same time and that double as single-serve pod machines are among the variations on this classic gift.
Plie Squat The Plie Squat involves a variation on foot placement that helps target your leg muscles in different ways.
As with my MacBook Pro case, the selection includes a variation of bright, fun colors.
Sure, there were variations that sprung up from time to time.
Websense's research showed that the fraudsters had registered quite a few variations on the URL, including,, and
A Lesson in Vintage Variations.
A Lesson in Vintage Variations By BENJAMIN CLYMER, Editor of When Rolex unveiled the Submariner in 1954 as the first wristwatch designed to withstand extreme depths, few realized it would become a classic.

In science:

The energy minimization within a certain class of variational wave functions can be performed with stochastic techniques as in the variational Monte Carlo (VMC) method.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Integrability conditions for the variational equation which defines the variation of energy are analysed in relation with boundary conditions on physical data.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
The variation of energy, as previously remarked, is defined as the on-shell variation of the Hamiltonian.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
The variation of the energy is defined as the on-shell variation of the Hamiltonian , ; in this case E(L, X ) vanishes and the variation of energy is defined as the integral of the symplectic current ω on Σ.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
We stress that the definition (21) of the variation of the Hamiltonian and consequently the definition (23) of energy variation δE do not depend on any divergence term possibly added to the Lagrangian.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
The formalism developed for calculating the variation of energy of the gravitational and the electromagnetic field naturally applies to define the variation of energy of a region of spacetime bounded by an isolated horizon.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
For clarity, we analyze each variation separately, starting with the variation due to the velocity potential ψ : δSψ = Z d3x hρ ~∇ψ · ~∇δψ − ρ (cid:16)~Ω × ~r(cid:17) · ~∇δψi .
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The variation in I given by Eq. (2.18) indicates I gives the correct formulation of the variational principle as long as we fix the value of the temperature on the boundaries (i.e., δT (x)|Boundary = 0 ).
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The variation of S given by Eq. (2.20) indicates S gives the proper formulation of the variational principle if we hold the value of the derivative of the temperature fixed on the boundaries (i.e., δ (cid:16) dT (x) dx (cid:17) |Boundary = 0).
Variational Principles in General Relativity
It would be useful to re-express the boundary terms of 16πδH0 in terms of only the variations of the geometry, and not derivatives of the variations .
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Variations in 2D: A simple variation of the model considerably enhances the region of stability of the fractionalized phase.
Exotic order in simple models of bosonic systems
Similar to the purely bosonic case, the gauge invariances of the δ a -variations of the superfields (as seen from the eqs.(106),(110)) imply that these variations commute with their gauge variations, i.e.
Generalized Noncommutative Supersymmetry from a New Gauge Symmetry
This is in full accord with Ref. 17 where it has been shown that even small variations of the scattering potential can give rise to very large variations of the diffraction intensities.
Diffraction of He atoms from Xe monolayer adsorbed on the graphite (0001) revisited: The importance of multiple scattering processes
We use the first variational formula of the calculus of variations in order to obtain Lagrangian conservation laws [18, 31, 38].
Lagrangian symmetries and supersymmetries depending on derivatives. Global analysis
These differentials and the variational operator δ split O∗ ∞ into the variational bicomplex (2.4), which provides the algebraic description of Lagrangian systems on a fiber bundle Y → X .
Lagrangian symmetries and supersymmetries depending on derivatives. Global analysis