variant

/ˈverijənt/

  • different in some way from others of the same kind
    1. variant strains of a disease
    2. variant points of view
    3. variant spellings [=different ways of spelling a word]
  • Noun
  • something that is different in some way from others of the same kind
    1. A new variant of the disease has appeared.
  • one of two or more different ways to spell or pronounce a word
    1. regional variants in speech
    2. a spelling variant