A procedure producing variant results.
An example of something variant is a grading system that is very different from normal ones.
An example of a variant is a factor in an experiment that is different from all of the others.
A variant form of the disease; a book in variant editions.
Other Word Forms
Origin of variant
- Middle English from Old French from Latin variāns variant- present participle of variāre to vary vary
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since c.1380, from Old French variant, from Latin variāns, the present active participle of variō (“to change").