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EtymologyEdit

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.
  4. (linguistics, sociolinguistics) One of a set of words or other linguistic forms that conveys the same meaning or serves the same function.
    • 2014, Kimberly Geeslin and Avizia Yim Long, Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition[1], 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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variant m, f (masculine and feminine plural variants)

  1. varying

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variant m (plural variants)

  1. variant

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variant

  1. present participle of varier

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. varied, which varies; variable

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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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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EtymologyEdit

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 (oblique and nominative feminine singular variant or variante)

  1. varying; which varies

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variant c

  1. a variant

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