variant

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: vâr'ē-ənt, IPA(key): /ˈvɛəɹi.ənt/, /ˈvæɹi.ənt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɛəɹi.ənt/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

variant (comparative more variant, superlative most variant)

  1. Showing variety, diverse.
  2. Showing deviation or disagreement.
  3. (obsolete) Variable.
  4. (programming) Covariant and/or contravariant.

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NounEdit

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).
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Clifton, “Network News: Emergency timetables as absences surge due to COVID”, in RAIL, number 948, page 6:
      Most train operators have reduced services with emergency timetables, as they struggle to cope with a rapid increase in staff absences due to the Omicron variant of COVID.
  3. (computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
  4. (linguistics, lexicography) One of a set of words or other linguistic forms that conveys the same meaning or serves the same function.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 297:
      The "Terms" number is the total number of words and lexical phrases, including sub-headwords and other nested lexical items, but exclusive of variants.
    • 2014, Kimberly Geeslin and Avizia Yim Long, Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition[2], 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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin variāns, attested from 1839.[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

variant (masculine and feminine plural variants)

  1. varying

NounEdit

variant m (plural variants)

  1. variant

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ variant”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2022

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

variant c (singular definite varianten, plural indefinite varianter)

  1. variant

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French variant or variante, from Latin variāns.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌvaː.riˈɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: va‧ri‧ant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

NounEdit

variant m (plural varianten, diminutive variantje n)

  1. A variant.

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  • Indonesian: varian

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

variant

  1. present participle of varier

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. varied, which varies; variable

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NounEdit

variant m (plural variants)

  1. mutation, variant (of a virus)

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

variant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of variō

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin varians

NounEdit

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

  1. a variant

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin varians

NounEdit

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

  1. a variant

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Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. varying; which varies

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French variante, attested from 1779.[1]

NounEdit

variant c

  1. variant

DeclensionEdit

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

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