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vary from (someone or something)

1. To differ from or be at odds with someone or something else. Our findings vary from the Pentagon's official report. The behavior of bees sprayed with the neurochemical vary drastically from that of unaffected bees.
2. To be different between two or more people, things, or groups. Reception of the proposed legislation varies from person to person, but the overall consensus is that it is the right step for the country. Certain traffic laws on vary widely from one state to another.
3. To change or alter from one state to another. Reactions to the film have varied from mild dislike to intense hatred. The weather in this part of the country can vary from cold rain to warm sunshine in the space of an hour.
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vary from (something to something)

to fluctuate over the range from something to something. The colors vary from red to orange. It varies from warm to very hot during the summer.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vary from

To be different than something or someone; deviate from something or someone: The researchers determined that the behavior of children who took the medicine varied from normal patterns of behavior.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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We know of only one published scale for governments; it consists of six steps and varies from 4% for amounts below $100,000 to 0.5% for amounts above $10 million.
For instance, at a frequency of 20 Hz, E' varies from 9.9 MPa to 4.6 MPa over the 1% to 5% strain range.
The interest rate on extensions to pay varies from 0% to 15%.
For example, the type A spring force varies from 0.5 N to 8.1 N (over the full displacement) and the type M from 0.3 N to 0.8 N.
The incidence rate for boys varies from 150 to 200 per 100,000 prior to age 5, and increasing to 400 per 100,000 at age 15; while the incidence rate for girls varies from 100 to 170 per 100,000 prior to age 5, and increasing to 300 per 100,000 at age 15 (Batchelor & Dean, 1996).
While [[beta].sub.1] and [[beta].sub.2] are assumed constant across cities, [[gamma].sub.1,city] varies from city to city as the relationship between Z and X varies from city to city.
In mere weeks, the jet, which contains bright blobs flying out at half the sped of light, varies from being straight to hook-shaped.
Research performed by William Loxley and myself in 1983 found that the influence of a student's socioeconomic status on achievement varies from one nation to another.
Tests have shown that as the spray pressure varies from 207 to 345 kPa (30 to 50 PSI), the flow rate of the VeriRate Nozzle varies from 1.1 to 11.4 L/m (0.3 to 3.0 GPM) while the volume median diameter of the spray droplets for the 0-degree nozzle orientation varies from 250 to 350 microns and the spray angle from 20 to 40 degrees.