variegation


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var·i·e·gate

 (vâr′ē-ĭ-gāt′, vâr′ĭ-gāt′, văr′-)
tr.v. var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing, var·i·e·gates
1. To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors.
2. To give variety to; make varied.

[From Late Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāre : Latin varius, various + Latin agere, to do, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

var′i·e·ga′tion (-gā′shən) n.
var′i·e·ga′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.variegation - variability in coloration
variability, variableness, variance - the quality of being subject to variation
2.variegation - the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered); "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"

variegation

noun
The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
Translations

variegation

[ˌvɛərɪˈgeɪʃən] N [of plants, plumage, markings] → multiplicidad f de colores, variedad f de colores; [of colour] → abigarramiento m; [of leaves] → jaspeado m, abigarramiento m (Bot)

variegation

nBuntscheckigkeit f; (Bot) → Panaschierung f
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Despite the fact that most evidence of artifactual specificity is erased from or obscured among the constituent elements of the two sculptures, unexpected moments of variegation do poignantly interrupt the dirty uniformity--a small field of green lurking within the embrace of the filthy mass of #66, for example, or a clot of red visible within the soiled body of #67.
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