
Definition of Variance
1. Noun. An event that departs from expectations.
Generic synonyms: Departure, Deviation, Difference, Divergence
Derivative terms: Discrepant, Variant, Vary
2. Noun. Discord that splits a group.
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.
Generic synonyms: Moment
Specialized synonyms: Standard Deviation, Covariance
4. Noun. A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions. "A growing divergence of opinion"
Generic synonyms: Difference
Specialized synonyms: Allowance, Leeway, Margin, Tolerance
Derivative terms: Discrepant, Discrepant, Discrepant, Divergent
5. Noun. The quality of being subject to variation.
Generic synonyms: Changeability, Changeableness
Specialized synonyms: Variedness, Variegation, Personal Equation
Antonyms: Invariability, Invariableness
Derivative terms: Variable, Variable, Variable, Variable, Variable, Variable
6. Noun. An official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation). "A zoning variance"
7. Noun. An activity that varies from a norm or standard. "Any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
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)