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English adjective: variant

1. variant differing from a norm or standard


SamplesA variant spelling.


Similardifferent


Antonymssame

2. variant exhibiting variation and change


SamplesLetters variant in size.


Similarvariable


Antonymsinvariable


English noun: variant

1. variant (event) an event that departs from expectations


Synonymsdiscrepancy, variance


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


SamplesA new strain of microorganisms.


Synonymsform, strain, var.


Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group


Member meronymspecies


Domain categorybiological science, biology

3. variant (cognition) a variable quantity that is random


Synonymschance variable, random variable, stochastic variable, variate


Broader (hypernym)variable, variable quantity

4. variant (cognition) something a little different from others of the same type


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsedition, variation, version


Broader (hypernym)type









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