Synonyms for variant

Synonyms for (noun) variant

Synonyms: edition, variant, variation, version

Definition: something a little different from others of the same type

Usage: an experimental version of the night fighter; a variant of the same word; an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone; the boy is a younger edition of his father

Similar words: type

Definition: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

Usage: what type of sculpture do you prefer?


Synonyms: random variable, variant, variate, stochastic variable, chance variable

Definition: a variable quantity that is random

Similar words: variable, variable quantity

Definition: a quantity that can assume any of a set of values


Synonyms: discrepancy, variance, variant

Definition: an event that departs from expectations

Similar words: departure, deviation, difference, divergence

Definition: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

Usage: the deviation from the mean


Synonyms: form, strain, var., variant

Definition: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

Usage: a new strain of microorganisms

Similar words: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations

Synonyms for (adjective) variant

Synonyms: variant

Definition: differing from a norm or standard

Usage: a variant spelling

Similar words: different

Definition: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

Usage: took different approaches to the problem; came to a different conclusion; different parts of the country; on different sides of the issue; this meeting was different from the earlier one


Synonyms: variant

Definition: exhibiting variation and change

Usage: letters variant in size

Similar words: variable

Definition: liable to or capable of change

Usage: rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable; variable winds; variable expenses