Definitions for variantˈvɛər i ənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
var•i•antˈvɛər i ənt(adj.)
tending to change; exhibiting variety.
differing, esp. from something of the same general kind.
not definitive; alternative:
a variant reading.
not universally accepted.
(n.)a person or thing that varies.
a different spelling, pronunciation, or form of the same word: Vehemency is a variant of vehemence.
Origin of variant:
1325–75; ME < L variant-, s. of variāns, prp. of variāre to vary ; see -ant
discrepancy, variance, variant(noun)
an event that departs from expectations
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"
random variable, variate, variant, stochastic variable, chance variable(noun)
a variable quantity that is random
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"
differing from a norm or standard
"a variant spelling"
exhibiting variation and change
"letters variant in size"
Something that is slightly different from a type or norm.
A different sequence of a gene (locus).
A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
Showing variety, diverse.
Showing deviation or disagreement.
Origin: Recorded since c.1380, from variant, from varians, the present active participle of vario.
varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse
changeable; changing; fickle
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
Translations for variant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sort or kind
They grow fourteen different varieties of rose.
- variedadePortuguese (BR)
- die SpielartGerman
- ποικιλία, είδοςGreek
- विविध मनोरंजनHindi
- varijanta, podvrstaCroatian
- varietāte; pasugaLatvian
- slag, type, art, sortNorwegian
- soi, specieRomanian
- odroda, sortaSlovak
- sort, slag, typSwedish
- çeşit, türTurkish
- 種類Chinese (Trad.)
- сорт; видUkrainian
- قسم، نوعUrdu
- thứ, loạiVietnamese
- 种类Chinese (Simp.)
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