Variant vs Yot - What's the difference?

variant | yot |

As nouns the difference between variant and yot

is that variant is something that is slightly different from a type or norm while yot is the letter , an uncommon variant of j used in greek linguistics.

As an adjective variant

is showing variety, diverse.

As a verb yot is

(dialectal) to unite closely; fasten; rivet.



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 ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) , from (etyl) (Jot).


    (en noun)
  • The letter , an uncommon variant of J used in Greek linguistics.
  • Etymology 2

    Probably from an alteration of yet, . More at (l), (l).


  • (dialectal) To unite closely; fasten; rivet.
  • Synonyms
    * (l) ----