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variant

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

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variant (comparative more variant, superlative most variant)

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

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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.

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variant m (plural varianten, diminutive variantje n)

  1. A variant

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variant

  1. Present participle of varier.

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

  1. varied, which varies; variable

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variant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of variō

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From Latin varians

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

  1. a variant

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From Latin varians

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

  1. a variant

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variant m

  1. varying; which varies

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variant c

  1. a variant

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