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variant

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adjective var·i·ant \ˈver-ē-ənt\

Simple Definition of variant

  • : different in some way from others of the same kind

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of variant

  1. 1 obsolete :  variable

  2. 2 :  manifesting variety, deviation, or disagreement

  3. 3 :  varying usually slightly from the standard form <variant readings> <variant spellings>

Examples of variant in a sentence

  1. variant strains of a disease



14th Century

First Known Use of variant

14th century


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variant

noun var·i·ant

Simple Definition of variant

  • : something that is different in some way from others of the same kind

  • : one of two or more different ways to spell or pronounce a word

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of variant

  1. :  one of two or more persons or things exhibiting usually slight differences: as a :  one that exhibits variation from a type or norm b :  one of two or more different spellings (as labor and labour) or pronunciations (as of economics \ek-, ēk-\) of the same word c :  one of two or more words (as geographic and geographical) or word elements (as mon- and mono-) of essentially the same meaning differing only in the presence or absence of an affix

Examples of variant in a sentence

  1. A new variant of the disease has appeared.



Circa 1848

First Known Use of variant

circa 1848


VARIANT Defined for Kids

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variant

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adjective var·i·ant \ˈver-ē-ənt\

Definition of variant for Students

  1. :  differing from others of its kind or class <variant spellings>




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variant

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noun var·i·ant

Definition of variant for Students

  1. 1 :  one of two or more things that show slight differences <A new variant of the disease has appeared.>

  2. 2 :  one of two or more different spellings or pronunciations of a word




Medical Dictionary

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variant

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adjective var·i·ant \ˈver-ē-ənt, ˈvar-\

Medical Definition of variant

  1. :  manifesting variety or deviation :  exhibiting variation <variant forms of the disease>




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variant

noun var·i·ant

Medical Definition of variant

  1. :  one that exhibits variation from a type, norm, or wild type :  mutation; also :  one whose behavior is at variance with the norms of society




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