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Type vs. Variant — What's the Difference?

Type vs. Variant — What's the Difference?

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Type

A category of people or things having common characteristics
Blood types
This type of heather grows better in a drier habitat
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Variant

Differing from others of the same kind or from a standard
A variant form of the disease.
A book in variant editions.
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Type

A person or thing exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something
She characterized his witty sayings as the type of modern wisdom
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Variant

Having or exhibiting variation; varying
A procedure producing variant results.
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Type

Characters or letters that are printed or shown on a screen
Bold type
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Variant

Something that differs from others of the same kind or from a standard, as a different spelling or pronunciation of a word.
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Type

A design on either side of a medal or coin.
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Variant

Showing variety, diverse.
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Type

An abstract category or class of linguistic item or unit, as distinct from actual occurrences in speech or writing.
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Variant

Showing deviation or disagreement.
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Type

Write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys
He typed out the second draft
I'm learning to type
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Variant

(obsolete) Variable.
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Type

Determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs
The kidney was typed
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Variant

(programming) Covariant and/or contravariant.
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Type

A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class:That type of car was popular in the 1970s. See Synonyms at kind.
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Variant

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”.
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Type

A person or thing having the features of a group or class:He is the type of person that is bound to get into trouble.
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Variant

(genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).
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Type

An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:"He was the perfect type of a military dandy"(Joyce Cary).
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Variant

(computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
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Type

A person regarded as exemplifying a particular profession, rank, or social group:a group of executive types; a restaurant frequented by tourist types.
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Variant

One of a set of words or other linguistic forms that conveys the same meaning or serves the same function.
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Type

A figure, representation, or symbol of something to come, such as an event in the Old Testament that is believed to foreshadow another in the New Testament.
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Variant

Varying in form, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse.
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Type

(Biology)The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
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Variant

Changeable; changing; fickle.
He is so variant, he abit [abides] nowhere.
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Type

A small block of metal or wood bearing a raised letter or character on the upper end that leaves a printed impression when inked and pressed on paper.
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Variant

Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word.
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Type

Such pieces considered as a group.
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Variant

An event that departs from expectations
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Type

Printed or typewritten characters; print:Let's see how your letter looks in type.
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Variant

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;
A new strain of microorganisms
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Type

A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:a sans-serif type.
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Variant

A variable quantity that is random
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Type

A pattern, a design, or an image impressed or stamped onto the face of a coin.
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Variant

Something a little different from others of the same type;
An experimental version of the night fighter
An emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone
The boy is a younger edition of his father
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Type

To write (something) using a typewriter.
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Variant

Differing from a norm or standard;
A variant spelling
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Type

To input (something) manually on an electronic device, especially by using a keyboard.
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Type

To assign to a category; classify or characterize:a political candidate who was typed as indecisive.
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Type

To determine the antigenic characteristics of (a blood or tissue sample).
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Type

To typecast:an actor afraid of being typed as a gangster.
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Type

To write with a typewriter or computer keyboard.
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Type

A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.
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Type

An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.
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Type

An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
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Type

A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
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Type

(uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
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Type

Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.
The headline was set in bold type.
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Type

(taxonomy) Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical.
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Type

Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.
We can't get along: he's just not my type.
He was exactly her type.
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Type

(medicine) A blood group.
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Type

(corpus linguistics) A word that occurs in a text or corpus irrespective of how many times it occurs, as opposed to a token.
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Type

(theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
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Type

(computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
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Type

(fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
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Type

(chemistry) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.
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Type

(mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)
Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.
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Type

A symbol, emblem, or example of something.
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Type

To put text on paper using a typewriter.
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Type

To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
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Type

To determine the blood type of.
The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
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Type

To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
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Type

To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
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Type

To categorize into types.
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Type

The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.
The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel.
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Type

Form or character impressed; style; semblance.
Thy father bears the type of king of Naples.
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Type

A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; - correlative to antitype.
A type is no longer a type when the thing typified comes to be actually exhibited.
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Type

That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.
Since the time of Cuvier and Baer . . . the whole animal kingdom has been universally held to be divisible into a small number of main divisions or types.
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Type

The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
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Type

A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
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Type

A simple compound, used as a model or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
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Type

To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
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Type

To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
Let us type them now in our own lives.
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Type

A subdivision of a particular kind of thing;
What type of sculpture do you prefer?
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Type

A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);
A real character
A strange character
A friendly eccentric
The capable type
A mental case
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Type

(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
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Type

Printed characters;
Small type is hard to read
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Type

A small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper;
He dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up
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Type

All of the tokens of the same symbol;
The word `element' contains five different types of character
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Type

Write by means of a keyboard with types;
Type the acceptance letter, please
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Type

Identify as belonging to a certain type;
Such people can practically be typed
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