Textual thesaurus for "variant"

(noun) edition, variation, version

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

(noun) random variable, variate, stochastic variable, chance variable

a variable quantity that is random

(noun) discrepancy, variance

an event that departs from expectations

(noun) form, strain, var.

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

a new strain of microorganisms