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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

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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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Noun

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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).
    • 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, 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.

Derived terms

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Anagrams

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Catalan

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Latin variantem. First attested in 1839.[1]

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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variant m or f (masculine and feminine plural variants)

  1. varying

Noun

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variant m (plural variants)

  1. variant
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References

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  1. ^ variant”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2024

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Etymology 2

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Verb

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variant

  1. gerund of variar

Crimean Tatar

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Russian вариант (variant).

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  • Hyphenation: va‧ri‧ant

Noun

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variant

  1. variant

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Danish

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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variant c (singular definite varianten, plural indefinite varianter)

  1. variant

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Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French variant or variante, from Latin variāns.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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variant m (plural varianten, diminutive variantje n)

  1. A variant.

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Indonesian: varian

Further reading

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  • variant” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

Estonian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from German Variante.

Noun

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variant (genitive variandi, partitive varianti)

  1. variant, variety, version (a specific variation of something)
    Synonyms: teisend, versioon
  2. option (one of a set of choices that can be made)
    Synonyms: alternatiiv, võimalus

Declension

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Declension of variant (ÕS type 22e/riik, t-d gradation)
singular plural
nominative variant variandid
accusative nom.
gen. variandi
genitive variantide
partitive varianti variante
variantisid
illative varianti
variandisse
variantidesse
variandesse
inessive variandis variantides
variandes
elative variandist variantidest
variandest
allative variandile variantidele
variandele
adessive variandil variantidel
variandel
ablative variandilt variantidelt
variandelt
translative variandiks variantideks
variandeks
terminative variandini variantideni
essive variandina variantidena
abessive variandita variantideta
comitative variandiga variantidega

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  • variant”, in [PSV] Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik [Dictionary of Estonian Basic Vocabulary] (in Estonian) (online version, not updated), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2014
  • variant”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2009
  • variant”, in [ÕS] Eesti õigekeelsussõnaraamat ÕS 2018 [Estonian Spelling Dictionary] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2018, →ISBN
  • variant in Sõnaveeb (Eesti Keele Instituut)

French

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Participle

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variant

  1. present participle of varier

Adjective

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

  1. varied, which varies; variable
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Noun

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variant m (plural variants)

  1. mutation, variant (of a virus)

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Latin

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Verb

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variant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of variō

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Latin varians.

Noun

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

  1. a variant

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Latin varians.

Noun

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

  1. a variant

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Old French

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Adjective

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

  1. varying; which varies

Descendants

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Swedish

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Etymology

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From French variante, attested from 1779.[1]

Noun

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variant c

  1. variant

Declension

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