Synonyms of variant


1. discrepancy, variance, variant, deviation, divergence, departure, difference

usage: an event that departs from expectations

2. form, variant, strain, var., taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon

usage: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"

3. random variable, variate, variant, stochastic variable, chance variable, variable, variable quantity

usage: a variable quantity that is random

4. version, variant, variation, edition, type

usage: 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"


1. variant, different (vs. same)

usage: differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling"

2. variant, variable (vs. invariable)

usage: exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size"

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