Variant vs Varied - What's the difference?

variant | varied |

As adjectives the difference between variant and varied

is that variant is showing variety, diverse while varied is diverse or miscellaneous.

As a noun variant

is something that is slightly different from a type or norm.

As a verb varied is


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Alternative forms

* variaunt (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Showing variety, diverse.
  • Showing deviation or disagreement.
  • (obsolete) Variable.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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”.
  • (genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).
  • (computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
  • See also

    * alternate * alternative ----




  • (vary)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • diverse or miscellaneous
  • having been changed or modified
  • variegated
  • Derived terms

    * unvaried * varied thrush