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Definition of Variant

Variant

  1. Varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse.
  2. Changeable; changing; fickle.
  3. 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.

Variant Quotations

I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may even be higher for those suffering from bipolar II.
Ayelet Waldman

Being a visionary is a new profession, but it is really just a variant on fortunetelling, which may be the world's oldest. And its marketing appeal is similar - people will pay for reassurance about the unknown.
Nathan Myhrvold

The theory of cultural bias... is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization. It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
Mary Douglas

I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous - or notorious - in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked 'Hudson Hawk.'
Stephen Hunter

Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.
Michael Gambon
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Variant Translations

variant in French is variante
variant in German is Variante, abweichend
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