What does variant mean?

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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"


  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)


  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

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


  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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Daniel Levey:

    That gene variant doesn't exist outside African populations.

  2. Anton Siluanov:

    Ukraine cannot claim that it is ready in good faith to negotiate and at the same time insist that they will only consider the variant which was already offered to private creditors.

  3. 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.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To some extent, a similarity with others can be possible; however, no one has been entirely the same in no way. Since as thumbs lines and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) match not with others, in the same way, character, and attitude hold variant impacts of everyone as well.

  5. John Perry:

    One example is a genetic variant in CADM2, a gene that controls brain cell connections and brain activity, which we found was associated with a greater likelihood of having a risk-taking personality, and with an earlier age at first sexual intercourse and higher lifetime number of children.

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