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"variant" in British English

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variantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈveə.ri.ənt/  us   /ˈver.i-/
something that is ​slightly different from other ​similar things: There are many ​colas on the ​market now, all variants on the ​originaldrink. There are four variants ofmalaria, all ​transmitted to ​humans by a ​particularfamily of ​mosquitoes.

variantadjective

uk   /ˈveə.ri.ənt/  us   /ˈver.i-/
different: a variant ​form The ​dictionaryshows "​neighbour" with the American variant ​spelling "​neighbor".
(Definition of variant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"variant" in American English

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variantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈveər·i·ənt, ˈvær-/
something that ​differsslightly from other ​similar things: There are four variants of ​malaria, all ​transmitted to humans by ​mosquitoes.
(Definition of variant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “variant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 变体, 变种, 变形…
in Turkish biraz değişik biçimi…
in Russian разновидность, вариант…
in Chinese (Traditional) 變體, 變種, 變形…
in Polish odmiana, wariant…
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