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ˈvɛər i əntvari·ant

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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.

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

  2. variant(Noun)

    A different sequence of a gene (locus).

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

  3. variant(Noun)

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

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

  4. variant(Adjective)

    Showing variety, diverse.

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

  5. variant(Adjective)

    Showing deviation or disagreement.

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

  6. variant(Adjective)

    Variable.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. varians, p. pr. of variare to change: cf. F. variant. See Vary.]

  2. Variant(adj)

    changeable; changing; fickle

    Etymology: [L. varians, p. pr. of variare to change: cf. F. variant. See Vary.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. varians, p. pr. of variare to change: cf. F. variant. See Vary.]

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.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of variant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of variant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of variant in a Sentence

  1. Professor Barry Schoub:

    We have got in South Africa a problem with the variant, it all hinges on that.

  2. Peter Chin-Hong:

    This Indian variant contains two mutations in the same virus for the first time, previously seen on separate variants, since we know that the domain affected is the part that the virus uses to enter the body, and that the California variant is already potentially more resistant to some vaccine antibodies, it seems to reason that there is a chance that the Indian variant may do that too.

  3. Salim Abdool Karimtook:

    Even though the virus in this particular variant was first described in South Africa, it actually might not have even emanated from South Africa. So it’s inappropriate to call it the ‘South African variant,’ it’s better just to call it by its name.

  4. Peter Hotez:

    By the time you wait( 85) days, a sequence can go from being a rare variant to being half of the circulating virus in a population.

  5. Sara Kelly Keenan:

    It was wonderful. It was the first time I saw 'intersex' in print related to my name, when I applied in court, I chose 'non-binary,' because that's an umbrella term that would also include gender variant people.

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