|1.||[ noun ] something a little different from others of the same type|
|Synonyms:||variation edition variant|
"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"
|Related terms:||type change|
|2.||[ noun ] an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint|
"his version of the fight was different from mine"
|Related terms:||interpretation approximation|
|3.||[ noun ] (writing) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form|
: "the play is an adaptation of a short novel"
|Related terms:||writing versification modernization|
|4.||[ noun ] (linguistics) a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language|
|Synonyms:||translation rendering interlingual_rendition|
|Related terms:||written_record supertitle pony subtitle retroversion mistranslation translate|
|5.||[ noun ] manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)|
|6.||[ noun ] a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something|
|Related terms:||representation exegesis anagoge eisegesis reinterpretation interpret|