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What does "Variant" mean?


(a.) Changeable; changing; fickle (a.) Varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse (n.) Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word

Synonyms form, strain, discrepancy, different, variance, version, variation, variate, random variable

Example: "An emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone" Example: "A variant spelling"