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variant

noun
     
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var‧i‧ant [countable]
1 something that is slightly different from the usual form of something
variant of/on
This game is a variant of netball.
a variant on the typical Hollywood hero
2 technicalSLG a slightly different form of a word or phrase:
spelling variants in British and American English
variant adjective:
a variant form of the word

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