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Adjective: variant  veh-ree-unt
  1. Differing from a norm or standard
    "a variant spelling"
  2. Exhibiting variation and change
    "letters variant in size"
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
  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

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