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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 var·i·ant /ˈvɛriənt, ˈvær-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 var·i·ant /ˈvɛrɪənt, ˈvær-/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·ri·ant a.
 1. Varying in form, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse.
 2. Changeable; changing; fickle. [Obs.]
    He is so variant, he abit [abides] nowhere.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·ri·ant n.  Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling"
      n 1: an event that departs from expectations [syn: discrepancy,
      2: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ
         in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of
         microorganisms" [syn: form, strain, var.]
      3: a variable quantity that is random [syn: random variable,
         variate, stochastic variable, chance variable]
      4: something a little different from others of the same type;
         "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery
         wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"; "the boy is
         a younger edition of his father" [syn: version, variation,