Associations to the word «Variant»


VARIANT, adjective. Showing variety, diverse.
VARIANT, adjective. Showing deviation or disagreement.
VARIANT, adjective. (obsolete) Variable.
VARIANT, noun. Something that is slightly different from a type or norm.
VARIANT, noun. (genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).
VARIANT, noun. (computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
VARIANT READING, noun. (textual criticism) the observed differences when comparing different documents of a single, original text

Dictionary definition

VARIANT, noun. An event that departs from expectations.
VARIANT, noun. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms".
VARIANT, noun. A variable quantity that is random.
VARIANT, noun. Something a little different from others of the same type; "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".
VARIANT, adjective. Differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling".
VARIANT, adjective. Exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle