Definition of 'variant'
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The navy already has four such vessels, which are likely to be brought out of service early to make way for the new variants. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This classic effect of a stroke has many variants. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)Having a genetic variant does not mean you will get a disease. The Sun (2014)Researchers have now begun to sift these variants for links to disease. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The trouble is that there are so many variants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They found that each of these traits is controlled largely by a single gene that comes in different variants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Each group showed a different cluster of new variants and each group was evolving at roughly the same pace. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People will increasingly expect car firms to provide entirely new body variants or designs of which we currently have no idea. The Sun (2014)There are also many variant forms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a real hub point for the meeting of those two different variants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The most common variant is outsourcing - when the provider takes responsibility for delivering the objective. Times, Sunday Times (2008)About 14 per cent of men have the two variants. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These include about 95 per cent of the genetic variants present in any given person. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A genetic variant in this enzyme has been found to reduce the availability of thyroid hormone inside cells. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Against so many variants in forward styles, you must be able to change your own from game to game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All previous gene variants linked to obesity are thought to influence appetite or self-control rather than acting directly on cells. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is possible that, in our evolutionary past, it might have been beneficial to carry gene variants that slowed down metabolism. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For example, a common variant that appears to raise the risk of heart disease by about 60 per cent was discovered this year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Unless something is done, we face an onslaught of superbugs, modern variants of old diseases against which we do not have a single cure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: variant NOUN
A variant of a particular thing is something that has a different form to that thing, although it is related to it.
The quagga was a strikingly beautiful variant of the zebra.
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