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Variant stands for:

  • Variant (product) , object of similar shape or function, mostly with matching parts
  • Variant (software) , different versions of a product different from the version
  • Variant (literature) , a text that is on the one hand similar to another text and on the other hand different
  • in music theory two chords and their keys to the same root note (major, minor), see variant sound
  • in the taxonomy the assignment of a biological organism below the species (species), see variety (biology)

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