variant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Recorded since c.1380, from Old French variant, from Latin variāns, the present active participle of variō (to change).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: vâr'ē-ənt, IPA(key): /ˈvɛəɹi.ənt/, /ˈvæɹi.ənt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɛəɹi.ənt/
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Adjective[edit]

variant (comparative more variant, superlative most variant)

  1. Showing variety, diverse.
  2. Showing deviation or disagreement.
  3. (obsolete) Variable.

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Noun[edit]

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, sociolinguistics) One of a set of words or other linguistic forms that conveys the same meaning or serves the same function.
    • 2014, Kimberly Geeslin and Avizia Yim Long, Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition[1], page 27:
      Each member of this group of two or more forms is called a variant. [...] In this case ‘-in’ and ‘-ing’ are variants of the sociolinguistic variable -ing.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

variant (masculine and feminine plural variants)

  1. varying

Noun[edit]

variant m (plural variants)

  1. variant

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

variant m (plural varianten, diminutive variantje n)

  1. A variant

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

variant

  1. present participle of varier

Adjective[edit]

variant (feminine singular variante, masculine plural variants, feminine plural variantes)

  1. varied, which varies; variable

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

variant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of variō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin varians

Noun[edit]

variant m (definite singular varianten, indefinite plural varianter, definite plural variantene)

  1. a variant

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin varians

Noun[edit]

variant m (definite singular varianten, indefinite plural variantar, definite plural variantane)

  1. a variant

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Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

variant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular variant or variante)

  1. varying; which varies

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

variant c

  1. a variant

Declension[edit]

Declension of variant 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative variant varianten varianter varianterna
Genitive variants variantens varianters varianternas