Variant in a sentence as a noun

That's a variant of one of the oldest scams in the book on EBay.

" My response is a polite variant of "No.

It's written in QB64, a slightly more modern variant of QBasic.

So it makes much more sense to represent errors as a variant, a choice--a sum type.

Forget garbage collection in the sense of any variant of mark-and-sweep.

If you use reference counting, then there is a lazy variant that gives you just that; no pauses due to reclaiming free memory.

It turns out there's an even better variant of the waiter rule: listen to all a person's interactions with other people.

Variant in a sentence as an adjective

A variant of this is to publicly display the logarithm of the score rounded up to an integer, maybe even as a number of stars.

* The firm began running a variant of the movie studio lawsuit playbook on people it determined had shared those files over the Internet.

He'll send them a sternly written letter, which is going to say a variant of "You can make this go away cheaply or you can fight it in court if you have a lot of confidence in how airtight your paper is.

I feel like it could be a variant of concern trolling, where the writer pretends to care about the issue at hand but actually tries to redirect the conversation towards ad hominem attacks.

Why use your intelligence, this intelligence that so many people have complimented, in the same way every other person like you has been doing?It's a variant on the age old question - who are you, really?

Starting a private space organisation is ambitious. Starting a new operating system business is ambitious. Starting a CRM variant in which the customers manage their details for you is...

Programming in Go's variant of cooperative multithreading is actually more demanding than preemptive multithreading.

Variant definitions


an event that departs from expectations

See also: discrepancy variance


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

See also: form strain var.


a variable quantity that is random

See also: variate


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"

See also: version variation edition


differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling"


exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size"