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(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.

(v. t.) To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.

(v. t.) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.

(v. i.) To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights.

(v. i.) To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.

(v. i.) To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.

(v. i.) To deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.

(v. i.) To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.

(n.) Alteration; change.