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

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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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Variance

variable costs
variable deceleration
variable gene
variable quantity
variable region
variable resistor
variable star
variable stars
variable surface glycoprotein
variable tandem repeat locus
variance (current term)
variance ratio
variant angina
variant angina pectoris
variant haemoglobin
variation (genetics)

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