Definitions for: Variance

[n] an activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"
[n] a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
[n] the quality of being subject to variation
[n] the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
[n] discord that splits a group
[n] an event that departs from expectations

Webster (1913) Definition: Va"ri*ance, n. [L. variantia.]
1. The quality or state of being variant; change of
condition; variation.

2. Difference that produce dispute or controversy;
disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.

That which is the strength of their amity shall
prove the immediate author of their variance.

3. (Law) A disagreement or difference between two parts of
the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought
to agree, -- as between the writ and the declaration, or
between the allegation and the proof. --Bouvier.

A variance, in disagreement; in a state of dissension or
controversy; at enmity. ``What cause brought him so soon
at variance with himself?'' --Milton.

Synonyms: disagreement, discrepancy, discrepancy, divergence, division, variability, variableness, variant, variation

Antonyms: invariability, invariableness, invariance

See Also: activity, allowance, changeability, changeableness, covariance, departure, deviation, difference, difference, discord, dissension, divergence, leeway, margin, moment, standard deviation, tolerance, variedness, variegation

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