(noun, adjective)


1. differing from a norm or standard

- a variant spelling

Similar word(s): different

2. exhibiting variation and change

- letters variant in size

Similar word(s): variable


1. an event that departs from expectations

Similar word(s): discrepancy, variance

Definition categories: event, departure, deviation, difference, divergence

2. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

Similar word(s): form, strain

Definition categories: group, taxon

3. a variable quantity that is random

Similar word(s): variate

Definition categories: thought, variable

4. something a little different from others of the same type

- a variant of the same word

- an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone

Similar word(s): edition, variation, version

Definition categories: thought, type

Sentences with variant as a noun:

- All breeds of dog are variants of the species “Canis lupus familiaris”.

- The word "kerosine" is a variant of “kerosene”.