Variable vs. Variant

Variable vs. Variant — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Variable and Variant

Variableadjective

Likely to change or vary; subject to variation; changeable.

Variantadjective

Differing from others of the same kind or from a standard

a variant form of the disease.a book in variant editions.

Variableadjective

Inconstant; fickle.

Variantadjective

Having or exhibiting variation; varying

a procedure producing variant results.

Variableadjective

(Biology) Tending to exhibit genetic variation or variation in a physical trait

geographically variable color patterns.

Variantnoun

Something that differs from others of the same kind or from a standard, as a different spelling or pronunciation of a word.

Variableadjective

(Mathematics) Having no fixed quantitative value.

Variantadjective

Showing variety, diverse.

Variablenoun

Something that varies or is prone to variation.

Variantadjective

Showing deviation or disagreement.

Variablenoun

(Astronomy) A variable star.

Variantadjective

(obsolete) Variable.

Variablenoun

A quantity capable of assuming any of a set of values.

Variantnoun

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”.

Variablenoun

A symbol representing such a quantity. For example, in the expression a2 + b2 = c2, a,b, and c are variables.

Variantnoun

(genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).

Variableadjective

Able to vary.

variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity

Variantnoun

(computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.

Variableadjective

Likely to vary.

Variantnoun

One of a set of words or other linguistic forms that conveys the same meaning or serves the same function.

Variableadjective

Marked by diversity or difference.

Variantnoun

an event that departs from expectations

Variableadjective

(mathematics) Having no fixed quantitative value.

Variantnoun

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

a new strain of microorganisms

Variableadjective

(biology) Tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type.

Variantnoun

a variable quantity that is random

Variablenoun

Something that is variable.

Variantnoun

something a little different from others of the same type;

an experimental version of the night fighteran emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstonethe boy is a younger edition of his father

Variablenoun

Something whose value may be dictated or discovered.

There are several variables to consider here.

Variantadjective

differing from a norm or standard;

a variant spelling

Variablenoun

(mathematics) A quantity that may assume any one of a set of values.

Variablenoun

(mathematics) A symbol representing a variable.

Variablenoun

(programming) A named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read them.

Variablenoun

(astronomy) A variable star.

Variablenoun

(nautical) A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.

Variablenoun

Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts.

Variablenoun

something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation;

the weather is one variable to be considered

Variablenoun

a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

Variablenoun

a star that varies noticeably in brightness

Variablenoun

a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

Variableadjective

liable to or capable of change;

rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variablevariable windsvariable expenses

Variableadjective

marked by diversity or difference;

the varying angles of roof slopenature is infinitely variable

Variableadjective

(used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied;

a variable capacitorvariable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights