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Meaning & Definition of Variant in English

English

Variant

/vɛriənt/

noun

1. An event that departs from expectations

    synonym:
  • discrepancy
  • ,
  • variance
  • ,
  • variant

2. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

  • "A new strain of microorganisms"
    synonym:
  • form
  • ,
  • variant
  • ,
  • strain
  • ,
  • var.

3. A variable quantity that is random

    synonym:
  • random variable
  • ,
  • variate
  • ,
  • variant
  • ,
  • stochastic variable
  • ,
  • chance variable

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • version
  • ,
  • variant
  • ,
  • variation
  • ,
  • edition

adjective

1. Differing from a norm or standard

  • "A variant spelling"
    synonym:
  • variant

2. Exhibiting variation and change

  • "Letters variant in size"
    synonym:
  • variant