variant
Pronunciation
  • enPR: vâr'ē-ənt, IPA: /ˈvɛəɹi.ənt/, /ˈvæɹi.ənt/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈvɛəɹi.ənt/
Adjective

variant

  1. Showing variety, diverse.
  2. Showing deviation or disagreement.
  3. (obsolete) Variable.
  4. (programming) Covariant and/or contravariant.
Translations Noun

variant (plural variants)

  1. Something that is slightly different from a type or norm.
    All breeds of dog are variants of the species “Canis lupus familiaris”.
    The word "kerosine" is a variant of “kerosene”.
  2. (genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).
  3. (computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
  4. (linguistics, lexicography) One of a set of words or other linguistic forms that conveys the same meaning or serves the same function.
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