Definitions for variantˈvɛər i ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

var•i•antˈvɛər i ənt(adj.)

  1. tending to change; exhibiting variety.

  2. differing, esp. from something of the same general kind.

  3. not definitive; alternative:

    a variant reading.

  4. not universally accepted.

  5. (n.)a person or thing that varies.

  6. a different spelling, pronunciation, or form of the same word: Vehemency is a variant of vehemence.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of variant:

1325–75; ME < L variant-, s. of variāns, prp. of variāre to vary ; see -ant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discrepancy, variance, variant(noun)

    an event that departs from expectations

  2. form, variant, strain, var.(noun)

    (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

    "a new strain of microorganisms"

  3. random variable, variate, variant, stochastic variable, chance variable(noun)

    a variable quantity that is random

  4. version, variant, variation, edition(adj)

    something a little different from others of the same type

    "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "a variant of the same word"; "an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father"

  5. variant(adj)

    differing from a norm or standard

    "a variant spelling"

  6. variant(adj)

    exhibiting variation and change

    "letters variant in size"

Wiktionary

  1. variant(Noun)

    Something that is slightly different from a type or norm.

  2. variant(Noun)

    A different sequence of a gene (locus).

  3. variant(Noun)

    A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.

  4. variant(Adjective)

    Showing variety, diverse.

  5. variant(Adjective)

    Showing deviation or disagreement.

  6. variant(Adjective)

    Variable.

  7. Origin: Recorded since c.1380, from variant, from varians, the present active participle of vario.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Variant(adj)

    varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse

  2. Variant(adj)

    changeable; changing; fickle

  3. Variant(noun)

    something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word

Freebase

  1. Variant

    Variant is a free cultural magazine based in Glasgow, Scotland, and founded in 1984. Available in both print and internet editions, it is distributed mainly though arts and cultural institutions through Britain and Ireland. Although nominally an arts and cultural bulletin, the magazine also deals with broader social and political issues, often from a left-leaning perspective. 15,000 copies are distributed per issue. Volume 1 ran from issue 1 to 16, almost twice a year; volume 2 is running from issue 1 to current issue 33, two or three times a year. Contributors have included people such as cultural theorist Angela McRobbie, artist Mark Pawson, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variant' in Nouns Frequency: #2923


Translations for variant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

variety(noun)

a sort or kind

They grow fourteen different varieties of rose.

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