Discontinuous Variation: Occurs when the phenotypes of traits controlled by a single gene can be sorted into two distinct phenotypic classes.
Variation: A formal principle in which some aspects of the music are altered but the original is still recognizable: it falls between repetition and contrast.
Variation (Of Compass): Difference between true north as determined by the Earth's axis of rotation and magnetic north as determined by the Earth's magnetism. Variation is designated as east or positive when the ma . . . View Full Definition
Variation Margin: An approach to bond indexing that uses historical data to estimate the variance of the tracking error.
Trading Variation: The number of shares of a particular security that is used as the acceptable quantity for trading on the exchanges.
Variational Inequality: An inequality in the Moon's motion due mainly to the tangential component of the Sun's attraction.
Secular Variation: Slow changes in the orientation of the Earth's magnetic field that appear to be long lasting and internal in origin as opposed to rapid fluctuations, which are external in origin.
Continuous Variation: Occurs when the phenotypes of traits controlled by a single gene cannot be sorted into two distinct phenotypic classes, but rather fall into a series of overlapping classes.
Free Variation: A sound substitution that does not hinder understanding or meaning--such as pronouncing the first syllable of either with an /I/ or an /ai/.
Genetic Variation: A phenotypic variance of a trait in a population attributed to genetic heterogeneity.
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Income Tax: Common stock with a high dividend yield and few profitable investment opportunities.