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    variance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word variance

    Definition
    (noun) an event that departs from expectations
    Synonyms : discrepancy , variant
    Definition
    (noun) discord that splits a group
    Synonyms : division
    Definition
    (noun) the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value Definition
    (noun) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    Example Sentence
    • a growing divergence of opinion
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of being subject to variation
    Synonyms : variability , variableness
    Definition
    (noun) an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)
    Example Sentence
    • a zoning variance
    Definition
    (noun) an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    Synonyms : variation
    Example Sentence
    • any variation in his routine was immediately reported
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