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Meaning of VARIANCE

Pronunciation:  'vehreeuns

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

VARIANCE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.