VARIANT By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. With regard to a set of items or occurrences, one which varies from the others in some manner while staying fundamentally alike to one them. VARIANT: "The variant is unlike any of the blue-stained genes, but quite similar to the red one." Related Psychology Terms PERCEPTUAL SET CONCEPT VALUE JUDGMENT CREATIVE SYNTHESIS CONTEXTUALISM PHYSICAL DETERMINISM CONTRAST PERSPECTIVE TELEGNOSIS PHENOMENOLOGY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "VARIANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/variant/ (accessed June 24, 2017).