Version and Variation


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Version noun – A presentation of an artistic work (as a piece of music) from a particular point of view.
Usage example: a very Freudian version of the ballet “The Nutcracker”

Variation is a synonym for version in same topic. In some cases you can use "Variation" instead a noun "Version", when it comes to topics like edition, variant. popular alternative
Nearby Word: verse
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Variation noun – A distinct treatment of something (as a story or a play).
Usage example: the movie begins with a somewhat irreverent variation on the Nativity story

Version is a synonym for variation in same topic. You can use "Version" instead a noun "Variation", if it concerns topics such as variant. popular alternative
Nearby Words: variety, variable, varied, variance, variant
Synonyms for Variation

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old old version old variation
female female version female variation
rare rare version rare variation
full full version full variation
Other adjectives: common, mild, powerful, male, extreme, villainous, dark, subtle, interesting, new, heroic, minor, twisted, unusual, odd, weird, different, literal, older, modern, downplayed.
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Variation or Version. 2016. Accessed May 28, 2022.

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