I have these two scenarios 1 and 2 in both of which a subject is put to an experiment but in two different environments. Each of these scenarios has two different forms, in one the subject has information x and in the other has not. How may I call each of these forms. For example, what word is a good choice for the blank in the following sentence?
In the first ... of the first scenario, the subject has information x.
The words I have in mind but am not sure about are "variation" and "variant".