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Definitions of variant:
  • noun:   something a little different from others of the same type
    Example: "An emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"
  • noun:   (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
  • noun:   a variable quantity that is random
  • noun:   an event that departs from expectations
  • adjective:   differing from a norm or standard
    Example: "A variant spelling"

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