Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: variant  veh-ree-unt
  1. An event that departs from expectations
    - discrepancy, variance
     
  2. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
    "a new variant of microorganisms";
    - form, strain, var.
     
  3. A variable quantity that is random
    - random variable, variate, stochastic variable, chance variable
     
  4. Something a little different from others of the same type
    "a variant of the same word";
    - version, variation, edition
Adjective: variant  veh-ree-unt
  1. Differing from a norm or standard
    "a variant spelling"
     
  2. Exhibiting variation and change
    "letters variant in size"

Derived forms: variants

See also: different, variable

Type of: departure, deviation, difference, divergence, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group, type, variable, variable quantity

Part of: species

Encyclopedia: Variant