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vary

[vair-ee]
verb (used with object), varied, varying.
1.
to change or alter, as in form, appearance, character, or substance: to vary one's methods.
2.
to cause to be different from something else: The orchestra varied last night's program with one new selection.
3.
to avoid or relieve from uniformity or monotony; diversify: to vary one's diet.
4.
Music. to alter (a melody or theme) by modification or embellishments without changing its identity.
verb (used without object), varied, varying.
5.
to show diversity; be different: The age at which children are ready to read varies.
6.
to undergo change in appearance, form, substance, character, etc.: The landscape begins to vary as one drives south.
7.
to change periodically or in succession; differ or alternate: Demand for certain products varies with the season.
8.
to diverge; depart; deviate (usually followed by from ): to vary from the norm.
9.
Mathematics. to be subject to change.
10.
Biology. to exhibit variation.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English varien < Latin variāre, equivalent to vari(us) (see various) + -āre infinitive suffix

varier, noun
varyingly, adverb
intervary, verb (used without object), intervaried, intervarying.
overvary, verb, overvaried, overvarying.
self-varying, adjective
unvarying, adjective
unvaryingly, adverb


1. modify, mutate.
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vary (ˈvɛərɪ)
 
vb (foll by from) , varies, varying, varied
1.  to undergo or cause to undergo change, alteration, or modification in appearance, character, form, attribute, etc
2.  to be different or cause to be different; be subject to change
3.  (tr) to give variety to
4.  to differ, as from a convention, standard, etc
5.  (intr) to change in accordance with another variable: her mood varies with the weather; pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume
6.  (tr) music to modify (a theme) by the use of variation
 
[C14: from Latin variāre, from variusvarious]
 
'varying
 
adj
 
'varyingly
 
adv

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vary
mid-14c. (trans.), late 14c. (intrans.), from O.Fr. varier, from L. variare "change, alter, make different," from varius "varied, different, spotted;" perhaps related to varus "bent, crooked, knock-kneed," and varix "varicose vein," from a PIE base *wer- "high raised spot or other bodily infirmity" (cf.
O.E. wearte "wart," Swed. varbulde "pus swelling," L. verruca "wart").
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vary var·y (vâr'ē, vār'ē)
v. var·ied, var·y·ing, var·ies

  1. To make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter.

  2. To undergo or show change.

  3. To be different; deviate.

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