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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Varying  \Va"ry*ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Vary}. 
 
  {Varying  hare}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  hare  or  rabbit  which  becomes 
  white  in  winter,  especially  the  common  hare  of  the 
  Northern  United  States  and  Canada. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vary  \Va"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Varied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Varying}.]  [OE.  varien,  F.  varier,  L.  variare,  fr  varius 
  various.  See  {Various},  and  cf  {Variate}.] 
  1.  To  change  the  aspect  of  to  alter  in  form  appearance, 
  substance,  position,  or  the  like  to  make  different  by  a 
  partial  change;  to  modify;  as  to  vary  the  properties, 
  proportions,  or  nature  of  a  thing  to  vary  a  posture  or  an 
  attitude;  to  vary  one's  dress  or  opinions. 
 
  Shall  we  vary  our  device  at  will  Even  as  new 
  occasion  appears?  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  change  to  something  else;  to  transmute;  to  exchange;  to 
  alternate. 
 
  Gods,  that  never  change  their  state,  Vary  oft  their 
  love  and  hate.  --Waller. 
 
  We  are  to  vary  the  customs  according  to  the  time  and 
  country  where  the  scene  of  action  lies.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  make  of  different  kinds;  to  make  different  from  one 
  another;  to  diversity;  to  variegate. 
 
  God  hath  varied  their  inclinations.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  God  hath  here  Varied  his  bounty  so  with  new 
  delights.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  (Mus.)  To  embellish;  to  change  fancifully;  to  present 
  under  new  aspects,  as  of  form  key,  measure,  etc  See 
  {Variation},  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  varying 
  adj  :  marked  by  diversity  or  difference;  "the  varying  angles  of 
  roof  slope";  "nature  is  infinitely  variable"  [syn:  {variable}] 




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