Variant vs. Variety

Variant vs. Variety — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Variant and Variety

Variantadjective

Differing from others of the same kind or from a standard

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

Varietynoun

The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity

We need to add some variety to the program.

Variantadjective

Having or exhibiting variation; varying

a procedure producing variant results.

Varietynoun

A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment

brought home a variety of snacks.

Variantnoun

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

Varietynoun

Something that is distinguished from others of the same kind by a specific characteristic or set of characteristics

varieties of minerals.varieties of socialism.

Variantadjective

Showing variety, diverse.

Varietynoun

A form of a language that is used by a specific social group and differs from forms used by other social groups

regional varieties of English.

Variantadjective

Showing deviation or disagreement.

Varietynoun

(Biology) A taxonomic subdivision of a species or subspecies consisting of a group of naturally occurring or selectively bred individuals that differ from other individuals of the species in certain minor characteristics.

Variantadjective

(obsolete) Variable.

Varietynoun

A variety show.

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”.

Varietynoun

The quality of being varied; diversity.

Variety is the spice of life.

Variantnoun

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

Varietynoun

A specific variation of something.

Variantnoun

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

Varietynoun

A number of different things.

Variantnoun

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

Varietynoun

A state of constant change.

Variantnoun

an event that departs from expectations

Varietynoun

(taxonomy) A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.

Variantnoun

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

a new strain of microorganisms

Varietynoun

(cybernetics) The total number of distinct states of a system.

Variantnoun

a variable quantity that is random

Varietynoun

(cybernetics) Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.

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

Varietynoun

(linguistics) A term used for a specific form of a language, neutral to whether that form is a dialect, accent, register, etc. and to its prestige level.

Variantadjective

differing from a norm or standard;

a variant spelling

Varietynoun

The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.

Varietynoun

The kind of theatrical entertainment given in variety shows.

Varietynoun

The production of, or performance in, variety shows.

Varietynoun

a collection containing a variety of sorts of things;

a great assortment of cars was on displayhe had a variety of disordersa veritable smorgasbord of religions

Varietynoun

noticeable heterogeneity;

a diversity of possibilitiesthe range and variety of his work is amazing

Varietynoun

(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics;

varieties are frequently recognized in botany

Varietynoun

a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

Varietynoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

sculpture is a form of artwhat kinds of desserts are there?

Varietynoun

a difference that is usually pleasant;

he goes to France for varietyit is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic