|1.||liable to or displaying variation|
|2.||differing from a standard or type: a variant spelling|
|3.||obsolete not constant; fickle|
|4.||something that differs from a standard or type|
|5.||statistics another word for variate|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin variāns, from variāre to diversify, from varius|
variant var·i·ant (vâr'ē-ənt, vār'-)
Having or exhibiting variation; differing.
Tending or liable to vary; variable.
Deviating from a standard, usually by only a slight difference.