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Meaning of VARIANT

Pronunciation:  'vehreeunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"
  2. [n]  a variable quantity that is random
  3. [n]  an event that departs from expectations
  4. [n]  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
  5. [adj]  differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling"

VARIANT is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: chance variable, different, discrepancy, form, random variable, stochastic variable, strain, var., variance, variate, variation, version
 See Also: departure, deviation, difference, divergence, species, taxon, taxonomic group, type, variable, variable quantity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Va"ri*ant\, a. [L. varians, p. pr. of variare to
    change: cf. F. variant. See {Vary}.]
    1. Varying in from, character, or the like; variable;
       different; diverse.
    2. Changeable; changing; fickle. [Obs.]
             He is variant, he abit [abides] nowhere. --Chaucer.
  2. \Va"ri*ant\, n. [Cf. F. variante.]
    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.