Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun variant

4 senses of variant

Sense 1
discrepancy, variance, variant -- (an event that departs from expectations)
       => deviation, divergence, departure, difference -- (a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean")

Sense 2
form, variant, strain, var. -- ((biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms")
       => taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon -- (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Sense 3
random variable, variate, variant, stochastic variable, chance variable -- (a variable quantity that is random)
       => variable, variable quantity -- (a quantity that can assume any of a set of values)

Sense 4
version, variant, variation, edition -- (something a little different from others of the same type; "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")
       => type -- (a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?")

Antonyms of adj variant

2 senses of variant

Sense 1
variant -- (differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling")

INDIRECT (VIA different) -> same -- (closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year")

Sense 2
variant -- (exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size")

INDIRECT (VIA variable) -> invariable -- (not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy")

Similarity of adj variant

2 senses of variant

Sense 1
variant -- (differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling")
       => different (vs. same) -- (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "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")

Sense 2
variant -- (exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size")
       => variable (vs. invariable) -- (liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses")

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