### Definition of Variance

1. Noun. An event that departs from expectations.

Exact synonyms: Discrepancy, Variant
Generic synonyms: Departure, Deviation, Difference, Divergence
Derivative terms: Discrepant, Variant, Vary

2. Noun. Discord that splits a group.
Exact synonyms: Division
Generic synonyms: Discord, Dissension

3. Noun. The second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value.
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Moment
Specialized synonyms: Standard Deviation, Covariance

4. Noun. A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions. "A growing divergence of opinion"
Exact synonyms: Disagreement, Discrepancy, Divergence
Generic synonyms: Difference
Specialized synonyms: Allowance, Leeway, Margin, Tolerance
Derivative terms: Discrepant, Discrepant, Discrepant, Divergent

5. Noun. The quality of being subject to variation.

6. Noun. An official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation). "A zoning variance"
Generic synonyms: Dispensation

7. Noun. An activity that varies from a norm or standard. "Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
Exact synonyms: Variation
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Variant, Vary, Vary

### Definition of Variance

1. n. The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.

2. n. The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.

### Definition of Variance

1. Noun. The act of varying or the state of being variable ¹

2. Noun. A difference between what is expected and what happens ¹

3. Noun. The state of differing or being in conflict ¹

4. Noun. A discrepancy, especially between two legal documents ¹

5. Noun. (statistics) The second central moment in probability ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Definition of Variance

1. a license to perform an act contrary to the usual rule [n -S]

### Medical Definition of Variance

1. 1. The state of being variable, different, divergent, or deviate; a degree of deviation. 2. A measure of the variation shown by a set of observations, defined as the sum of squares of deviations from the mean, divided by the number of degrees of freedom in the set of observations. (05 Mar 2000)

### Variance Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Variance Images

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Variance

 variable costsvariable decelerationvariable genevariable quantityvariable regionvariable resistorvariable starvariable starsvariable surface glycoproteinvariable tandem repeat locus variablenessvariablenessesvariablesvariablyvariadicvariance (current term)variance ratiovariancesvariantvariant angina variant angina pectorisvariant haemoglobinvariantsvariasvariatevariatedvariatesvariatingvariationvariation (genetics)