English adjective: variant
|1.||variant differing from a norm or standard|
|Samples||A variant spelling.|
|2.||variant exhibiting variation and change|
|Samples||Letters variant in size.|
English noun: variant
|1.||variant (event) an event that departs from expectations|
|Broader (hypernym)||departure, deviation, difference, divergence|
|2.||variant (group) (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups|
|Samples||A new strain of microorganisms.|
|Synonyms||form, strain, var.|
|Broader (hypernym)||taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group|
|Domain category||biological science, biology|
|3.||variant (cognition) a variable quantity that is random|
|Synonyms||chance variable, random variable, stochastic variable, variate|
|Broader (hypernym)||variable, variable quantity|
|4.||variant (cognition) something a little different from others of the same type|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||edition, variation, version|