Meaning of variant

Definition of variant

(adj) differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling"
exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size"
(noun) an event that departs from expectations
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
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"

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