Definition of term:: Variant

  • A general term for any observed differences between copies of the same edition (such as in the text, paper, or binding), often used when no clear order of priority has been established.
French: Variante
German: Varianten
Swedish: Variantupplaga
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources