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Definition of "variant" []

  • Having or exhibiting variation; differing. (adjective)
  • Tending or liable to vary; variable. (adjective)
  • Deviating from a standard, usually by only a slight difference. (adjective)
  • Something that differs in form only slightly from something else, as a different spelling or pronunciation of the same word. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "variant" in a sentence
  • "The term variant has been used loosely; other related terminology used is aliasing, sameness, and so forth."
  • "It turns out that the government gamed the sales figures; counting each drivetrain variant under the same model separately."
  • "Even something like the Thunderbolts #128 Headsman variant is getting $35 in some places."